Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh (at the Saatchi Gallery until 3 May)
Tickets are selling out fast for this incredible exhibition – and there are no surprises why! With over 150 artefacts from The Boy King’s tomb, these wonders of the ancient world bring out the archaeologist in all of us!
The entirety of the Saatchi gallery has been turned into a mock tomb for King Tut – with the curators leading visitors through the tomb, Ancient Egyptian culture and Howard Carter’s journey to the tomb’s discovery.
Whilst the huge levels of gold are a natural attraction, the incredibly detailed carvings and the impeccable quality of the wooden artifacts are equally impressive.
Although the mummy itself is still in Egypt (along with the inner coffins and infamous mask), a mock mummy covered in amulets, a scarab beetle, a pair of sandals and a flail and crook really do make you feel like you are visiting the grave of the Boy King.
And if visiting this exhibition gets you in the spirit for all things Ancient Egypt, why not head to the British Museum, Cleopatra’s Needle or see the Egyptian staircase at Harrods? (Nearest Crown Group Hotels are Bloomsbury Palace London Tottenham Court Road)