Anyone with an interest in history visiting Gauteng from now until early January 2015 will find this exhibition immensely interesting, wonderfully entertaining and truly educational and appeal to people of all ages.
The internationally acclaimed exhibition ‘TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures’ takes centre stage at Silverstar’s impressive new 2000-square-metre entertainment venue from 2 December 2014, running throughout the festive season and the early part of 2015. A first for South Africa and the continent, this captivating exhibition gives visitors the unique opportunity to experience the treasures of the tomb at their moment of discovery. This amazing adventure begins with a multimedia presentation illustrating the fascinating story behind the exploration and excavation by British archaeologist, Howard Carter, the history of TUTANKHAMUN, and the culture of ancient Egypt.
Seen by over five million people worldwide, the exhibition has faithfully reconstructed the tomb of TUTANKHAMUN to scale, presenting a realistic impression of the overwhelming opulence of the treasures intended to serve the famous young pharaoh on his magical journey to the Underworld. There are over 1,000 exquisitely reconstructed burial treasures produced by the finest Egyptian craftsmen under scientific supervision. These exact replicas coupled with state-of-the art technology and video material provide a vivid illustration of the culture and spiritual world of the ancient Egyptians. Visitors will also discover what these magnificent historical finds reveal about the religion, deities, dynasties, and mysterious hieroglyphics of the empire on the Nile.