KING TUT SET TO HIT THE ROAD

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Ar­ti­facts from King Tut’s tomb are go­ing on tour next year to mark the up­com­ing 100th an­niver­sary of the dis­cov­ery of the Egyp­tian pharaoh’s rest­ing place.

The Cal­i­for­nia Sci­ence Cen­ter says the ex­hibit, King Tut: Trea­sures of the Golden Pharaoh, will be on view at the Los An­ge­les mu­seum for 10 months be­fore head­ing to Europe in Jan­uary 2019 as part of a 10city in­ter­na­tional tour.

The mu­seum says the ex­hi­bi­tion rep­re­sents the largest col­lec­tion of ar­ti­facts and gold from Tu­tankhamun’s tomb ever to go on pub­lic dis­play out­side of Egypt.

It says 40 per cent of the items are leav­ing Egypt for the first and last time be­fore go­ing on per­ma­nent dis­play at a new mu­seum be­ing built near the Giza Pyra­mids in Egypt.

King Tut’s tomb was dis­cov­ered in 1922, more than 3,000 years af­ter his death.

AMR NABIL/ THE AMER­I­CAN PRESS

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