“Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures”: King Tut exhibit in Seoul ends April 24

“Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures” brings over 1,300 detailed replicas of Ancient Egyptian artifacts to visitors in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Tutanchamun Ausstellung
“Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures” brings over 1,300 detailed replicas of Ancient Egyptian artifacts to visitors in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Tutanchamun Ausstellung

“Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures”: King Tut exhibit in Seoul ends April 24

by ChiHon Kim
Stripes Korea

King Tutankhamen's beautiful golden mask may be one of the most iconic symbols of Ancient Egypt. However, how much do you really know about the famous young king and his reign?

Photo courtesy of Tutanchamun Ausstellung
Artifacts on display at the "Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures" exhibit. Photo courtesy of Tutanchamun Ausstellung.

This year marks 100 years since King Tut’s tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. To mark this prized discovery, an exhibit titled “Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures” brings over 1,300 detailed replicas of Ancient Egyptian artifacts to visitors in Seoul. This is the most complete exhibition in the world dedicated to ancient Egyptian history and culture.

The exhibit has traveled the world and for the past 10 months has graced the halls of the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul’s Yongsan-gu District. Visitors can enjoy the displays for a few more days as the exhibit ends on April 24. The exhibit also includes English audio explanations.

“Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures” brings over 1,300 detailed replicas of Ancient Egyptian artifacts to visitors in Seoul.
Visitors at “Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures” will have access to many artifacts of Ancient Egypt and King Tut's reign. Photo courtesy of Tutanchamun Ausstellung

What makes the discovery of King Tut’s tomb unique to this day was that it had not been accessed since it was sealed after Tut’s death. The items found inside allowed scientists an untainted view of Ancient Egypt. Some of the replicas on display in Seoul include breathtaking decorations, jewelry, sculptures and ritual objects from inside the tomb. 
 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to appreciate the international exhibition before they head home to Egypt where they will be on permanent display at the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

PLAN A VISIT
*Tickets are available online, or you can buy on-site at the ticket office.
PERIOD: Through April 24
ENTRY PRICES: Adults (more than 20years old): 19,000 won, Youth (aged 14-19s): 16000 won, Children (aged 4-13): 13,000 won. Infants under 36 months old are free to enter.
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Closed every Monday)
ADDRESS: War Memorial of Korea 29, Itaewon-ro. Youngsan-gu District, Seoul 
Naver Map: http://naver.me/5PS2bSN8
TRANSPORTATION: [Subway] Samgakji Station (Lines 4 & 6, Exits 11 or 1)
[Bus] Nos. 110A, 421, 740 / Get off at Korean War Memorial Hall 
PHONE: 02-6952-8071
WEBSITE: http://www.tutankhamun.co.kr/ (Korean) 

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