King Tut’s treasure returns to Paris: An exhibition to thrill even the most seasoned enthusiasts
150 original objects taken from Tutankhamun’s tomb, discovered in the Valley of Kings in 1922, are on exhibit at the Grande Halle de la Villette through 15 September 2019. 50 artefacts from amongst his funerary treasure are being shown in France for the first and final time. They will then be travelling to the future Grand Egyptian Museum, now under construction. The last time this fabulous treasure came to Paris was in 1967, when it attracted more than 1.2 million spectators!
It should also be noted that much ink has been spilled over the mystery of the mummy. In 1923, the English press became fired up about the famous legend of the mummy’s curse, a subject quickly taken up by the French press. King Tut continues to fascinate us today despite the 3,000 years separating us from him. Tutankhamun represents the age of the great pharaohs. And this treasure has yet to reveal all its secrets. Plan for 40 minutes of transit time from our hotel (Line 2, then Line 5, Porte de Pantin stop). Tip: Book your tickets in advance.