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Tutankamun

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.

Cost  £59