Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Tutankhamun Exhibition

Caroline has been wanting to go to the Tutankhamun Exhibition, which is on at the Museum of Museums, The Trafford Centre, Manchester since it began back in October.

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Today we finally made it.  The whole Tutankhamun thing has never really interested me but after today I have a newfound interest in it all.

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I've heard about all the treasures that were found in the boy king's tomb but until I actually saw this exhibition I had no idea exactly what that meant.  I wouldn't know where to begin to try and describe the vast array of beautiful objects, exact replicas to be precise, that were on display today.  There was naturally a whole lot of information to take in too.

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It was impossible to take any good photos because of the dim lighting in the museum.  That dim lighting though enhanced the spectacle of all the treasures that were on display to perfection. 

I really enjoyed this trip today and if anybody is interested it's on until the latter end of March.  It then goes onto Brussels.   Here's a link to the official website

Thank you, Caroline, for opening my eyes to the wonders of ancient Egypt.  We had a good day today didn't we?

Kathleen.

3 comments:

Anita Johnson said...

I think your photos are excellent! We went to see the Tutankhamun Exhibition when it was in Chicago almost 32 years ago. My college friends and I waited in line for HOURS, and then...didn't get in. We called my folks and asked if we could come home for breakfast...by then my mom had wrapped herself in toilet paper and was layed out on the living room couch with a few candles. I crack up everytime I think of 'ol King Tut!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Kathleen, I bet that was a magnificent exhibit. Such a shame what is going on in Egypt right now but change is definitely needed. My cousin taught me to crochet when I was about 20. Crocheting is really big in Lebanon -- sets for spoons and teacups and trays. Lots of girls here now are making the crocheted flowers for broaches. I'm not always so good at reading patterns and much prefer simple projects that can be finished quickly. Only have about 8 rows and the border left on the baby afghan, then I can start something else. Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

Karen said...

Yes, I totally agree your pictures are wonderful. This would really amaze my husband, he loves reading & watching the history channel. Thanks for your sweet comments @ Places of my Heart.