Tutankhamun London

Tutankhamun London Commemorating the centenary of the discovery that captivated the world, the largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt. Exhibition open at the Saatchi Gallery in London from Saturday 2 November 2019 to 3 May 2020.

At 1.02 minutes, in the video pinned to the top of this page you will see a figure of Tutankhamun on a skiff throwing a ...
10/05/2020

At 1.02 minutes, in the video pinned to the top of this page you will see a figure of Tutankhamun on a skiff throwing a harpoon. This figure depicts Tutankhamun standing aboard a papyrus raft, the earliest form of watercraft on the Nile. His right arm is raised, ready to strike with a harpoon, while his left is outstretched with a rope that would be fastened to the weapon.

In this guise, Tutankhamun has taken on the form of Horus, fighting his murderous uncle, Seth, who had tried to usurp the crown. Seth does not appear here but is clearly implied. He would be imagined as a hippopotamus, the most dangerous animal in the Nile River. Images of hippopotamus hunting, a perilous sport, appear in Egyptian art beginning with the Predynastic Period. In New Kingdom tomb paintings, the tomb owner might appear very much as Tutankhamun does here, ready to deliver a fatal strike to the enraged hippo.

.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
📸Image Credit: Clad / The Farm
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

According to Egyptian belief, every person had a ka. The basic meaning of ka seems to have been “life force”. The ka of ...
06/05/2020

According to Egyptian belief, every person had a ka. The basic meaning of ka seems to have been “life force”. The ka of the king or queen was different from that of any other person. It was a divine element, inherited from his (or her) forefathers.
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
📸Image Credit: Clad / The Farm
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

At 54 seconds of our virtual tour video (pinned to the top of our page) you will see the Ostrich Hunt Fan.Fans were obje...
03/05/2020

At 54 seconds of our virtual tour video (pinned to the top of our page) you will see the Ostrich Hunt Fan.

Fans were objects of prestige in ancient Egypt and serving as “fan bearer on the right side of the king” was a great honour. They provided both shade and breeze in Egypt’s hot climate and were thus closely associated with the breath of life.

One side of the fan shows the strong young king charging along in his chariot while a hunting dog keeps pace. Tutankhamun draws his bow to shoot a pair of ostriches desperately trying to flee. An arrow has pierced the neck of one bird, while the other has fallen. Behind the king, an anthropomorphic ankh runs along carrying a fan very much like this one. The reverse side shows the successful royal hunter returning home. The birds lie draped over the shoulders of his attendants, and the horses prance, as if ready for another chase. In the inscription Tutankhamun is described as “lord of might” - his prowess at the hunt providing evidence of his strength.

The king may have been a good hunter in life. The inscription on the stock indicates that he hunted ostriches in the desert near Heliopolis with one of those hunts having provided feathers for this fan.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
📸Image Credit: Clad / The Farm
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

Meet Howard Carter, world-famous British archaeologist and Egyptologist. Carter was charmed by ancient Egypt from childh...
29/04/2020

Meet Howard Carter, world-famous British archaeologist and Egyptologist. Carter was charmed by ancient Egypt from childhood. It was while marvelling Lord Amherst of Hackney's collection of Egyptian antiquities that his passion was born.
Fascinated by archaeology, he was just 17 when he was hired by Percy Newberry from the Egypt Exploration Fund and only 20 when he makes his first discovery, a beautiful white statue of Pharaoh Montuhotep II.

At age 25, he became Inspector General of Monuments in Upper Egypt at the Supreme Council of Egyptian Antiquities. It was in 1907 that he was hired by Lord Carnavon - a meeting that would lead to one of the most monumental discoveries in history: the tomb of Tutankhamun.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

At 0.31 seconds of our virtual tour video (pinned to the top of our page)This calcite box contains a piece of linen with...
26/04/2020

At 0.31 seconds of our virtual tour video (pinned to the top of our page)

This calcite box contains a piece of linen within which was wrapped two balls of human hair (possibly from Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun), animal hair (possibly from a horse), and an ivory pomegranate which, due to its large number of seeds, symbolised sexuality.

Some scholars believe that the contents were part of a ritual contract which had been undertaken by Tutankhamun and his queen at the king’s coronation. The inscription gives the names of the royal couple. The king’s titles are (left and centre) “Good god, lord of the Two Lands and son of Re, lord of the diadems,” and the queen’s (right) as “great royal wife.” The inscription after the king’s cartouches reads “given life forever and ever.” The queen’s name is followed by “given life and be fruitful.”
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

"At last have made wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact; re-covered same for your arrival...
22/04/2020

"At last have made wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact; re-covered same for your arrival; congratulations.”

Telegram from Howard Carter to Lord Carnarvon on November 5, 1922.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

At around 31 seconds of our virtual tour video (pinned to top of our page) you will see the Linen Gloves.These linen glo...
19/04/2020

At around 31 seconds of our virtual tour video (pinned to top of our page) you will see the Linen Gloves.

These linen gloves, woven with a scale pattern of alternating red and blue bands, may have been worn by Tutankhamun in the cool Memphis winter, the area he lived much of his life. They may also have been worn while driving chariots out in the desert, to better grip the leather reins.

Carter’s team laid one of this pair flat and treated it chemically for conservation. The other remains neatly folded.

The earliest evidence for the wearing of gloves in Egypt is seen in the reign of Tutankhamun’s father, Akhenaten. A pair was among the gifts that Akhenaten granted to the chief of his chariotry, Ay. A scene depicting this gifting appears in the tomb created for Ay at Amarna.
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
📸Image Credit: Clad / The Farm
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

⚠️Latest Update! The exhibition remains closed. 😢Please sign up to the newsletter on our website or follow us on social ...
17/04/2020

⚠️Latest Update! The exhibition remains closed. 😢

Please sign up to the newsletter on our website or follow us on social media for any updates: https://tutankhamun-london.com/
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

At around 36 seconds of our virtual tour video (pinned to top of our page) you will see a Model Solar Boat.Thirty-five m...
15/04/2020

At around 36 seconds of our virtual tour video (pinned to top of our page) you will see a Model Solar Boat.

Thirty-five model boats were found in the tomb. From the Early Dynastic Period onward, boats were important elements of royal funerary kit. At Giza, two huge boats of imported cedar wood, complete with cabins and steering oars, were dismantled and buried in pits next to the Great Pyramid. Recent study has proven that they represent the two solar boats: the night barque (mesektet) and the day barque (mandjet).

By the New Kingdom, the burial of actual boats had been replaced by models, such as the one shown here. This model takes the form of a divine boat, which often reflected the shape of the Nile’s first watercraft, papyrus rafts. This model, inscribed with Tutankhamun’s names, represents one of the solar barques. He can be imagined occupying the built-in throne, where Re would also sit.
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
📸Image Credit: Clad / The Farm
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

13/04/2020
Tutankhamun is Egypt's best ambassador | Dr. Zahi Hawass

"We need Egypt to go back to the world, and the only one who can do that is King Tut"

-renowned Egyptologist, Dr. Zahi Hawass

🔈sound on!
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
🎥Film Credit: Labaratoriorosso
.
.
.
FedEx Viking CBRE Saatchi Gallery
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

We wish you all a happy Easter in the safety of your homes! We hope the Howard Carters amongst you have fun hunting for ...
12/04/2020

We wish you all a happy Easter in the safety of your homes!
We hope the Howard Carters amongst you have fun hunting for your Easter egg treasures. 🍫🥚
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
📸Image Credit: Vincent Nageotte
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

⚠️Latest update! #TutankhamunLondon
10/04/2020

⚠️Latest update!
#TutankhamunLondon

At around 23 seconds of our virtual tour video (pinned to top of our page) you will see a couple of containers.These cur...
09/04/2020

At around 23 seconds of our virtual tour video (pinned to top of our page) you will see a couple of containers.

These curiously shaped wooden boxes contained food provisions for the afterlife; beef— the most highly prized protein source in ancient Egypt— as well as the meat of goats and sheep including cuts of rib, joints, and a beef tongue. Staples of poultry; duck and goose, were also provided.

Elsewhere in the tomb Carter found twenty-six jars of wine, an abundance of honey, fruit, nuts, seeds, and spices, and the staple of all Egyptian social classes, bread.

Examination of Tutankhamun’s mummy with modern technology has informed us that the king ate well in life, as one might expect for a royal son. The abundance of food in the tomb would have ensured that he continue to do so in the afterlife.
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
📸Image Credit: Vincent Nageotte
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

#funforkids Did you know? The earliest record of juggling was found on an ancient Egyptian tomb painting!Learn to juggle...
08/04/2020

#funforkids

Did you know? The earliest record of juggling was found on an ancient Egyptian tomb painting!

Learn to juggle like an Egyptian with our step by step guide.
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

At around 17 seconds of our virtual tour video (pinned to top of our page) you will see the Bronze Torch Holder.Howard C...
07/04/2020

At around 17 seconds of our virtual tour video (pinned to top of our page) you will see the Bronze Torch Holder.

Howard Carter found four almost identical torch holders standing on one of the ritual beds in the Antechamber.

Torches with wicks of linen were used to light the palace. They were also used to help workmen see in the dark depths of tombs. Besides their practical use, torches also served magical functions. In the Book of the Dead spell 137B, a spell for lighting a fire for the deceased, the flame represents one of the eyes of Horus and saps the strength from Horus’s opponent, the god Seth. Torches were also placed on the magical bricks that were inserted into the niches of burial chamber walls.

In one example, human arms reach out from the bronze ankh to hold a linen wick. Although it is one of the most common Egyptian symbols and its meanings (“life,” “mirror”) are well known, Egyptologists still debate what the ankh sign actually represents. Suggestions range from a sandal strap to a ceremonial girdle. Some believe it might be a combination of symbols for “male” and “female.”
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
📸Image Credit: Clad/ The Farm
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

#funforkidsMonday challenge: journey through the maze to reach the centre of the pyramid...FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬...
06/04/2020

#funforkids

Monday challenge: journey through the maze to reach the centre of the pyramid
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

Around eighty vases and other vessels were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb. The vessels you see here are formed of calcite, ...
05/04/2020

Around eighty vases and other vessels were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb. The vessels you see here are formed of calcite, also known as Egyptian alabaster, a commonly-used material as it was soft and could be carved into elaborate forms. The vessels held scented unguents and oils with which the king would have been anointed.

The Unguent Vase with Papyrus and Lotus Flower Design is one of the most detailed examples. One of the stand legs had been broken in antiquity, perhaps during the robbery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Its contents, a fatty substance, would have been more valuable to the thieves than the vessel itself. Palm ribs form the decoration on either side of this vase. These rib markings were used to denote time – a notch cut for each year of a king’s reign.

Below the palm rib the sign for “100,000” is perched on shen rings (“eternity”). Between the ribs and the vase are floral forms - a clump of papyrus growing from a lily flower. These two plants; papyrus and lily represent Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt, respectively.

Thus the design signifies a wish for the king to rule over the entire country forever.
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

04/04/2020
VIRTUAL TOUR

As the exhibition remains closed until further notice we have created a short taster video tour which includes a selection of our favourite artefacts, that you can take from home!

We know it’s not the same as seeing them in real life, but we hope you enjoy, and stay tuned as, over the next few days we’ll explore the artefacts included in detail.

You can also find the artefacts here: https://tutankhamun-london.com/see-do/
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedExCBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

Isis, goddess of magic, was the sister and wife of Osiris.Thanks to her magical powers she revived Osiris’ body after he...
03/04/2020

Isis, goddess of magic, was the sister and wife of Osiris.

Thanks to her magical powers she revived Osiris’ body after he was murdered by Seth.
She protected her son Horus until he was old enough to challenge his uncle Seth for the throne.

Isis is also protector of deceased souls through their journey to the netherworld.
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

#funforkidsColour this : Lapis Scarab PectoralPost your artwork on Facebook and tag us @Tutankhamun London!Head over to ...
02/04/2020

#funforkids

Colour this : Lapis Scarab Pectoral
Post your artwork on Facebook and tag us @Tutankhamun London!

Head over to our website for more fun and educational games to entertain your children during lockdown - from our friends at National Geographic Kids
https://tutankhamun-london.com/learn-about-tutankhamun-for-kids/
.
.
.
.
National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids UK

FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

Originally a god of the moon, Thoth acquired duties as a god of writing, knowledge, and wisdom.He helped heal Horus’s ey...
31/03/2020

Originally a god of the moon, Thoth acquired duties as a god of writing, knowledge, and wisdom.

He helped heal Horus’s eye after Seth wounded it, and advocated for Horus as the gods tried to decide who should inherit the throne. He also served as a divine messenger and counsellor.
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

#funforkidsTen facts about ancient Egypt! Did you know that unwrapped, the bandages of an Ancient Egyptian mummy could s...
30/03/2020
Learn About Tutankhamun - For Kids

#funforkids
Ten facts about ancient Egypt!

Did you know that unwrapped, the bandages of an Ancient Egyptian mummy could stretch for 1.6km!
Head 5,000 years back in time with National Geographic Kids to discover more fascinating facts about Egypt, from its ancient beginnings to Egypt today…

Find out more: https://tutankhamun-london.com/learn-about-tutankhamun-for-kids/
.
.
.
National Geographic Kids National Geographic Kids UK
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

#funforkidsCheck out Tutankhamun’s Treasures Primary Resources from our friends at National Geographic Kids - packed wit...
28/03/2020
Tutankhamun’s Treasures Resource Kit | National Geographic Kids

#funforkids

Check out Tutankhamun’s Treasures Primary Resources from our friends at National Geographic Kids - packed with fascinating information and exciting activities for children to enjoy!

Featuring mind-blowing facts about the world’s most famous pharaoh, these primary resources will see you investigating the amazing artefacts discovered in King Tut’s tomb as you gain an insight into Ancient Egyptian beliefs on life and death. You’ll learn about the history and culture of Ancient Egypt.

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/primary-resource/tutankhamuns-treasures-primary-resources/
.
.
.
National Geographic Kids UK National Geographic Kids
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

This primary resource introduces children to the Ancient Egyptian 'Boy King' Tutankhamun and the artefacts discovered from inside his tomb.

⚠️Important update!#Tutankhamunlondon
26/03/2020

⚠️Important update!

#Tutankhamunlondon

Sekhmet, depicted as half woman, half lioness, was the goddess of war and healing.The ancient Egyptian army owed their v...
25/03/2020

Sekhmet, depicted as half woman, half lioness, was the goddess of war and healing.

The ancient Egyptian army owed their victories to her. She was the wife of Ptah, the god of arts and crafts and together they had a son “Nefertem” who represents the divine lotus flower of creation.
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

In these uncertain times, more than ever, we appreciate the importance of friendship and families.Wishing all mummies, t...
22/03/2020

In these uncertain times, more than ever, we appreciate the importance of friendship and families.

Wishing all mummies, the world over, a very happy Mother’s Day
.
.
.
FOLLOW ➡ Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
.
.
.
FedEx CBRE Saatchi Gallery Viking
#TutankhamunLondon #Tutankhamun

18/03/2020

Due to the recent UK government advice to avoid social gatherings and venues in light of global health concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition at Saatchi Gallery will be closed until further notice.

Please be assured we are working with our ticketing partners to ensure those who purchased tickets for sessions between 18 - 31 March are automatically refunded as soon as possible. Ticket bookings from 1 April onwards will be refunded after this date if the exhibition remains closed. We thank you for your support and patience during this time.

With regards to potentially re-opening, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and take our guidance from the government and Public Health England. The health and safety of everyone involved remains our top priority.

15/03/2020
Are Giza Pyramids related to Tutankhamun? | Dr. Zahi Hawass explains

"I believe Giza plateau was very important in the heart of Tutankhamun"

-renowned Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass

🔈sound on!
.
.
.
FOLLOW: Tutankhamun London 🇬🇧
🎥Film Credit: Labaratoriorosso
.
.
.
FedEx Viking CBRE Saatchi Gallery
#tutankhamun #TutankhamunLondon

Address

Saatchi Gallery Duke Of York’s HQ King’s Rd
London
SW3 4RY

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30
Thursday 09:30 - 19:30
Friday 09:30 - 19:30
Saturday 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

Telephone

+448442485028

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Tutankhamun London posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to Tutankhamun London:

Videos

Category

Final Wold Tour

The exhibition will unveil more than 150 original objects from the tomb with 60 pieces travelling out of Egypt for the first and last time.

Nearby museums


Comments

🐊🐊 For Kindle readers with an interest in Ancient Egypt, these two works of historical fiction are available as free downloads until Wednesday. They're aimed at 7-12 year olds, and based on the legendary explorer, Harkhuf. 🐊🐊
Is anyone else having issues getting a refund from Ticketmaster for audio guides they purchased to use at the exhibition? Ticketmaster refunded cost of tickets plus service charge, but not the audio guides ☹
Hi, we had tickets for the 20th April...do you know when we can expect our refund please? Thanks
Hi, I have tickets booked for next weekend, with the extended lockdown I assume the museum will still be closed. When will we be getting refunds please? Very sad to miss this and hoping the exhibition will be extended past its original finish date? Many thanks
Tutankhamun is one of the most famous Pharaohs For reasons not related to his achievements or wars he won. https://starshinetours.com/tut-ankh-amun-the-golden-pharaoh-adventurer-inside-the-eighteenth-egyptian-family-in-the-history-of-egypt/
Hi wondering if you can help me can we buy the statues from the gift shop over the web please looking for one and the money would support the project while your closed
#TutankhamunLondon We should have been visiting your fabulous exhibition today, so since we couldn’t, we have had an Egyptian themed day at home instead. Fingers crossed we can rebook to come and visit you soon before it returns to Egypt. 🤞😢
We should have been coming to see the exhibition tomorrow! Alas we can’t now ! It was my husband’s birthday 🎁 & our anniversary 😢😢😢
Please would you consider recording an educational visit around the exhibition that we can share with our class of school children next term via online learning as we all try to think of creative ways of delivering an Ancient Egypt topic remotely! Thank you for considering, awaiting your feedback
Well I cant see this happening now due to the 3 week lock down we go 21st april,cant see us going now.
Hi We should ha e come on the 14th. But had to self isolate because of a cough and headache. I paid for the souvenir guide. Can't get hold of anyone at ticketmaster or saatchi. How do I get my book please, can you help
Hi we should have come on the 14th but I had to isolate because of cough and headache. I paid for the souvenir book. I can't get hold of anyone at ticketmaster or saatchi. How do I get my paid for book please. Gutted I missed it.