The Saatchi Art Gallery
Thursday 14th November 2019
(Only 12 places still available)
Over 150 Artifacts are coming to London in November for the last
time. Many more than were shown at the O2 and more than were shown at the
British Museum in 1972. (I took groups to both)
Sixty of the finds in this new show have never left Egypt before
but it wonít include the famous Death Mask which has now been deemed too
fragile to travel.
The discovery of the Boy Kings Tomb in 1922 by Lord Carnarvon of
Highclere Castle stirred up Egyptomania in
England. The 3,300 year old Egyptian designs influenced the art and architecture
of the Roaring Twenties. Cultural
significance was unprecedented.
We start our day at the very beginning where we meet our tour
guide at the National Army Museum in Chelsea to purchase morning refreshment to
hear the amazing story of adventurers and chancers scrabbling in the Desert
against he backdrop of Napoleonís Egyptian Campaign.
Thus began the story of Archaeology which would lead to the discovery of the
world of a young Boy King who lived more than 3,000 years ago.
We leave the Museum to drive through Kensington and Chelsea and
turn the clocks back to the roaring twenties.
We see where Howard Carter was born and died.
We stop for free time for you to purchase lunch on the
fashionable Kings Road and arrive on foot a short distance away at The Saatchi
Art Gallery where the Tutankhamun Exhibition
is being held. The Exhibition will then be going back to Egypt where its final
permanent resting place is being constructed at the Grand
Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
This is the last opportunity to see this spectacular
archaeological collection before it goes back to Egypt forever in Spring 2020.