EASTER HITS: The Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dorchester

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First published in News

MUSEUM-goers will have the chance to walk like an Egyptian at one of Dorchester’s most popular exhibitions.

Budding explorers and archaeologists will have the chance to journey back in time at the Tutankhamun Exhibition at 25 High West Street, which will be open daily through the Easter holidays.

The exhibit is run by World Heritage Museums and Exhibitions.

The pharaoh’s tomb has been recreated by experts to allow visitors to experience the magnificence of one of the most famous discoveries of Ancient Egyptian treasure.

The chamber has been filled with replica treasures including golden animal couches, the golden throne that Tutankhamun sat on and the sentinel figures of Tutankhamun.

Visitors will be able to witness the moment the famous Egyptian Pharaoh was discovered by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in a recreation of the discovery that occurred in 1922, and will be able to witness the raising of the coffins by Carter in the burial chamber.

Adjoining the chamber will be the famous Hall of Treasures, which showcases more replicas of the treasure owned by the young king, including the harpooner and the famous mummy mask in which he was found buried.

There is also a chance to see a replica of the mummified body as he was found.

The museum opens daily from 10am until 4pm.

For more information call 01305 269571.

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