The Tutankhamun Exhibition has opened its doors in Liège
With an unprecedented level of precision and historical accuracy, the exhibition, dedicated to the son of Akhenaten who died 33 centuries ago at the age of 18, will be in Liège until 30 May 2020.
Except for the original sarcophagus and its 110 kilos of gold that will not be present, the Liège exhibition will rotate original pieces from numerous European museums and grand replicas in accurately reconstructed sets. An educational approach is being fully undertaken by Egyptologist and scientific curator of the exhibition, Dimitri Laboury: 'The majority are original pieces from the century of Tutankhamun, but we have decided to use copies, because they allow for another type of discussion. They allow the visitor to be immersed and thus reach a larger public than that which would just go to see an object behind a window in a museum.'
Wandering through the three funerary chambers reconstructed with techniques from the period, not a single detail was overlooked. The general public will be able to walk in the footsteps of Howard Carter, the man who in 1922 discovered the tomb of the forgotten pharaoh after years of excavations in the Valley of the Kings.
In addition to highlighting this brilliant archaeological treasure and the scientific work accomplished by Howard Carter, numerous documents will also be on display, specifically private photo albums that the Royal Palace wished to reveal in this exhibition. For the first time, personal photos of Queen Elisabeth, wife of Albert I, taken with her son Leopold during the inauguration of the Egyptian tomb in 1923 will be shown to the public.
For more practical information, please visit the website 'Tutankhamun, discovering the forgotten pharaoh"