The Discovery of the Forgotten Pharaoh" recounts one of the greatest archaeological adventures ever, Howard Carter's, which led to the discovery of the tomb of the cursed young Pharaoh. Come and discover the many treasures from the Pharaonic period and unravel the mysteries around Tutankhamun's death and tomb! Alongside the many pieces crafted in Egypt by the Supreme Council of Antiquities Replica Production Unit, the different reconstructions offer an exceptional moment of magic. From the products used for the wall paintings to the mould on the walls of the tomb, to the writing processes used in Egypt 33 centuries ago, no detail has been overlooked!
In 1922, exactly 100 years ago, an extraordinary discovery was made in the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian region famous for its many tombs of Pharaohs, nobles and royal families. On November 26th, the British archaeologist Howard Carter and his billionaire sponsor Lord Carnavon entered, for the first time in 3200 years, Tutankhamun’s tomb, found intact. A marvellous treasure was revealed!
A century later, it is your turn to enter the most famous tomb in the world as it was discovered and see exactly what Howard Carter admired so much. The three funeral chambers have been reconstructed using ancient techniques with an unprecedented level of precision and accuracy.
Exceptional pieces: 242 objects coming from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo’s workshops and authenticated by the Ministry of Egyptian Antiquities. A multitude of priceless objects which will take you back in time and (re)discover Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs.
From Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm.
Closed on Mondays.
Saturday and Sunday until 7pm.
Open every day, including Monday, from 10am to 7pm during the Zone A school holidays: from October 22, 2022 to November 7, 2022 ; from December 17, 2022 to January 3, 2023 ; from Saturday, February 4, 2023 to Monday, February 20, 2023 ; from Saturday, April 8, 2023 to Monday, April 24, 2023.
Open on public holidays from 10am to 6pm – except December 25.
Free entry for children < 6 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.
Prices can be found on https://expo-toutankhamon.com/
Audioguide (FR/EN) included.
Included in the Lyon City Card and the Lyon City Card 365 (online reservation required).
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