“Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” exhibition will be held in Osaka and then Tokyo, rounding up the final leg of a 10-year-long world tour of the famous exhibits. Since its start in 2002, the exhibition has travelled to Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, France, the United States and Australia.
Adel Abdel Satar, head of the Museums Department has said that the exhibition includes 122 artefacts carefully selected from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, 50 of them from the collection of King Tutankhamun.
The Tutankhamun exhibition will be held at the Osaka Tempozan Special Gallery from Mar 17th – until June 3rd 2012 and at the Ueno Royal Museum Aug 9th – Dec 9th 2012 see more details of exhibition, location and access map at the Fuji TV page – The Egyptian Collection of Treasures (also reviews of the exhibition in Chicago). The iconic burial mask of Tutankhamun will however not be on display.
More educational information may be had at the King Tut website, King Tut Art website, and please don’t miss the King Tut movie narrated by Harrison Ford for a great introduction to the exhibition.