This year marks the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
The most prominent archaeological event ever in the Western world. The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb was accompanied by an unusual state of passion in the twenties of the last century.
In 1922 Howard Carter found his archaeological masterpiece in the tomb of the boy king.
On the centenary of the discovery of the tomb, the Western world rediscovers its passion for the amazing discovery through two exhibitions in Canada and Britain.
One to make visitors live the experience of discovery through artificial intelligence, and the other to display the historical documents of the discovery.
Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience, Canada
The exhibition, which kicks off in Vancouver, Canada, was developed in partnership with National Geographic and commemorates the centenary of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time: the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922.
Vancouver is the first city in Canada to host the exhibition “Beyond King Tut” and tickets are on sale since Thursday, June 16.
Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive
The exhibition, launched in England, highlights the Egyptian workers who made the discovery possible, most of whom were left out of the historical record.
The exhibition “Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive” transcends popular colonial stereotypes to display “the humanity of those who worked in the tomb,” Richard Bruce Parkinson, an Oxford Egyptologist and co-curator of the exhibition, told the British Guardian.