Landmark exhibition of Tutankhamun’s treasures

King Tutankhamun replica at the exhibition in Los Angeles

More than 500,000 guests visited a landmark exhibition of artifacts from Egyptian king Tutankhamun’s tomb during its first month on display in the United States. The exhibition «Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs» was opened at Los Angeles’ County Museum of Art on June 15. It is the first American display in 29 years of the treasures found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb when it was uncovered in 1922.

The 3,400-year-old artifacts on display come from the tombs of 18th-dynasty pharaoh Tutankhamun and others royals buried in Egypt’s famed Valley of the Kings.

Organizers are hoping the show will become a phenomenon and break attendance records set at 1976-79 US King Tutankhamun’s exhibition that drew a record eight million people in three years. The present show will be hosted in three US cities – Los Angeles, Chicago and Florida’s Fort Lauderdale until 2007.

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