New Tu­tankhamun ex­hi­bi­tion opens in Los An­ge­les

Ex­hibit is 4th within new pol­icy to show­case Egyp­tian arte­facts in for­eign coun­tries

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Com­plet­ing the chain of in­au­gu­rat­ing ex­hi­bi­tions show­cas­ing Egyp­tian relics, Min­is­ter of An­tiq­ui­ties Khaled El-Anany launched on Sun­day The King Tut Ex­hi­bi­tion in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia, ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease on the Min­istry of An­tiq­ui­ties’ of­fi­cial Face­book page.

The open­ing was at­tended by Egypt’s Min­is­ter of Tourism Ra­nia Al-Mashat, Egypt’s for­mer an­tiq­ui­ties min­is­ter Zahi Hawass, along­side Egyp­tian Con­sul Gen­eral in Cal­i­for­nia Lamia Mekhe­mar and sev­eral other pub­lic fig­ures and of­fi­cials.

The ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases 166 ob­jects be­long­ing to Tu­tankhamun, which were trans­ferred from the The Museum of Egyp­tian An­tiq­ui­ties in Cairo, in­clud­ing al­abaster pots, wooden boxes, and stat­ues of the pharaoh.

El-Anany ex­pressed his hap­pi­ness with the ex­hi­bi­tion,ex­plain­ing that it is part of a new pol­icy of or­gan­is­ing ex­hi­bi­tions in for­eign coun­tries.

In his speech, El-Anany as­serted that there is a love story be­tween the young pharaoh and the Amer­i­can na­tion, and es­pe­cially the peo­ple of Los An­ge­les, ex­plain­ing that this is not the first time the an­cient king’s be­long­ings visit the US.

“The first visit for Tu­tankhamun’s gems out­side Egypt was in 1961, to the United States, where it trav­elled the dif­fer­ent states for four years,” El-Anany said,high­light­ing that this is the fourth ex­hibit in Cal­i­for­nia af­ter three pre­vi­ous vis­its in 1962, 1978, and 2005.

“To­day, the king comes to the city of an­gels car­ry­ing a mes­sage of peace from the Egyp­tian na­tion to Amer­i­cans, rep­re­sent­ing the beauty and fas­ci­na­tions of the an­cient Egyp­tian civil­i­sa­tion and how it was built with love, peace, knowl­edge, art, faith, and ex­cite­ment,” he added in his speech.

Ac­cord­ing to the museum, all of the 3,500 tick­ets for the first day of the ex­hi­bi­tion were sold out, which led the museum to ex­tend its open­ing for three ad­di­tional hours af­ter the of­fi­cial work­ing hours, as reg­u­la­tions for­bid host­ing more than 100 per­sons in­side the museum at a time.

The first ex­hi­bi­tion show­cas­ing Egyp­tian arte­facts in a for­eign coun­try, as part of the new pol­icy, kicked off in Toronto, Canada this month, dis­play­ing the her­itage and mon­u­ments of the Egyp­tian Fa­timid era, and another dis­play­ing the arte­facts of the cities of Tho­nis-Her­a­cleion and Cano­pus, which were dis­cov­ered un­der wa­ter af­ter be­ing lost for 1,000 years be­fore they were found ac­ci­den­tally, while a third ex­hi­bi­tion will soon be in­au­gu­rated for jew­ellery from an­cient Egyp­tian eras.

El-Anany in­vited peo­ple to see the other Tu­tankhamun relics, around 5,000 of them, on show at the Egyp­tian Museum in Cairo.

The ex­hi­bi­tion show­cases 166 ob­jects be­long­ing to Tu­tankhamun, which were trans­ferred from the The Museum of Egyp­tian An­tiq­ui­ties in Cairo

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