PARIS: A major show of artefacts found in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun
in Paris has smashed visitor records for a French exhibition, after being extended to cope with huge crowds.
ascended the throne at age nine, ruling until his death at age 18 or 19.
The 11-inch statue with features reminiscent of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun
was sold by Christie's, the auction house said on Thursday.
'I think it's our equivalent of Tutankhamun
's tomb,' Jackson said.
The Minister of Antiquities, Khaled El Anany, and the French Minister of Culture, Franck Riester, have both opened the King Tut exhibition at its second stop in Paris under the name 'Tutankhamun
...Treasures of the Pharaoh.' This was in the presence of the Egyptian ambassador in Paris, Ehab Badawy, after its exhibition period ended in Los Angeles, the United States.
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Experts used ground penetrating radar (GPR) which provided "conclusive evidence of the non-existence of hidden chambers adjacent to or inside Tutankhamun
's tomb," the ministry said in a statement.
Howard Carter is introduced and comparisons made between his background and Tutankhamun
Then Carter's excavation group found a series of steps raising hopes that they led to Tutankhamun
's tomb (subsequently designated KV62).
THE STORY OF TUTANKHAMUN
by Patricia Cleveland-Peck, illustrated by Isabel Greenberg, Bloomsbury, PS14.99 HHH HH PATRICIA CLEVELAND-PECK, the author of You Can't Take An Elephant On A Bus, has turned to the mysteries of ancient Egypt for this fascinating non-fiction tome for schoolchildren.
We're introduced to a cast of characters through picture profiles, before learning about the childhood of the young Egyptian Pharaoh, Tutankhamun
, how he succeeded his father Akhenaten, married his halfsister, Ankhesenamun, and then died mysteriously at 18.
IF YOU want to follow in the footsteps of archaeologists Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon as seen in ITV's Tutankhamun
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