Rediscovering Tutankhamun's Treasures in South Africa

Tutankhamun - His Tomb and the Treasures has meticulously reconstructed the famous tomb and the golden artefacts found by Howard Carter in November 1922, with the help of Cairo craftspeople who built more than a thousand exact replicas over five years.

AllAfrica's Juanita Williams and Bush Radio's Shadreck Setti interviewed Dr Tarek El Awady, described as a "walking encyclopaedia" on ancient Egypt, about one of the most famous pharaohs, and seeing the "wonderful things" Carter spoke of, at the exhibition at Grandwest in Cape Town.

Tutankhamun - His Tomb And Treasures

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The mask - considered by some to be the centrepiece of the exhibition which is now in Cape Town, South Africa - was placed over the mummy of King Tutankhamun. The original idealized portrait of the ...

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King Tutankhamun exhibition in Cape Town.

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