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A celebration of museums: 100th anniversary of Tutankhamun’s tomb discovery

On Friday, the Museums Sector of the Supreme Council of Antiquities celebrated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of the Golden Pharaoh Tutankhamun.


By opening a series of archaeological and art exhibitions and organizing a series of events that include educational guided tours, interactive activities and artistic educational workshops that highlight the art of mummification and writing in ancient Egypt.


There is also the highlight of the tomb of the Golden Pharaoh and its holdings, The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement.

Moamen Othman, Head of the Museums Sector at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square is opening an exhibition entitled “The Centenary of the Discovery of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb: Tutankhamun and His Family”, which displays 18 artifacts belonging to King Tutankhamun, which were not found inside the tomb and some of which are displayed for the first time.

Among the most prominent of these pieces is the mummy of a young lady: likely to be the mother of King Tutankhamun (Queen Kia).


There have also been extensive discoveries like the four statues of the golden pharaoh that were discovered among eleven statues in the Karnak temple cache, a set of rings bearing the name of the king, and a small slab of faience engraved on both sides with his names, a group of scarabs bearing the name of Queen “Ankhs-N-Amun”, the wife of King Tutankhamun, a statue of King Akhenaten with his wife Kia with her distinctive wig.


Most of these artifacts were discovered in Amarna.

Along with these were also a canopic bowl of Kia, and the head of a statue of King Amenhotep III that was found in the Karnak cache.

Among the displayed artifacts  is the head of a statue of Queen Tiye, the wife of King Amenhotep III, and the mother of King Akhenaten, which was discovered in the Temple of Hathor in Serabit el-Khadem in Sinai.

The Gayer Anderson Museum is also organizing a temporary archaeological exhibition entitled “Hidden Treasures”, which includes a unique collection of Egyptian artifacts. It will continue until November 9, 2022.

The National Police Museum is organizing a photographic exhibition titled, “The Weapons of the Little Pharaoh”, which includes a number of pictures of King Tutankhamun’s weapons, and sheds light on the valuable and very rare weapons of his. It will continue until November 20, 2022.

Othman added that the Tell Basta Museum is opening an art exhibition of photographs under the title “Treasures of the Golden King”, which includes a group of archival photographs of some of the holdings of Tutankhamun’s tomb. It will continue for a month.

The Mummification Museum will open an archaeological exhibition entitled “Canopic Pots”, which includes four canopic utensils made of alabaster for the so-called “Wahe Ibre Min Neferu”. Inside the utensils are the guts of the deceased that were preserved after the completion of the mummification process.

The exhibition continues until November 11, 2022.

The Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art will also open an archaeological exhibition under the title “The Golden King Tut”, which will continue until November 18, 2022.

It displays a statue of the god Amun in the form of King Tutankhamun, five red bricks with a cartouche of King Tutankhamun, an alabaster statue of King Tutankhamun in the form of a Sphinx, and a statue of the Sphinx that presents a close-up of the features of King Tutankhamun.

An art exhibition for King Tutankhamun’s possessions entitled “The Golden Mask”, which includes paintings and photographs of talented school and university students will be held.

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