Posted: 11 August, 2011
'TUTMANIA' PROPELS EXHIBITION TO HALF-MILLION MILESTONE
Tuesday 9 August, 2011: Today Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs became the most successful exhibition in Australian history announcing its 500,000th visitor.
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs had previously set a record when it opened to the public on 8 April with 150,000 tickets pre-sold. Now four months into its seven month run, the exhibition has exceeded attendance figures for all Australian exhibitions that have come before it.
Posted: 12 May, 2011
See Molly kissing Cinderella the camel, watch a camel kissing Sean Micallef, hear Molly compare the exhibit to a rock concert and find out what everyone's first impressions were with our fab opening night video and photos.
Posted: 7 April, 2011
A very strange looking passenger arrived at Melbourne's Southern Cross station yesterday. The 8m high Anubis – the Egyptian God of the Underworld – has moved into a new home near the tracks at Southern Cross, and shall be keeping a watchful eye on Melbourne's commuters as they go about their daily business. Make sure you look up next time you're there! Check out the photo gallery of the Anubis arriving.
Posted: 29 November, 2010
Tickets for Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at Melbourne Museum go on sale Monday 29 November at 9am! The exhibition has drawn over seven million visitors in the past five years in America and London – now it's Melbourne's turn! Sessions will sell out in advance, you are advised to pre-book to avoid disappointment.
Photo: A visitor to the King Tut exhibit in New York examines the mannequin.
Posted: 22 November, 2010
If you're a Visa card holder, you can access EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE TICKETS for Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs from Monday 22 November at 9am. Click here to BOOK NOW! In addition, you can create your own unique Christmas Gift Package combining tickets with any number of additional items, from an audio tour narrated by Omar Sharif, tickets for the Egypt 3D Movie, Official Tutankhamun Souvenir Programme or a Commemorative Tutankhamun hard-cover catalogue with vibrant full-colour photographs.
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Posted: 15 November, 2010
If you missed the fantastic documentary on Channel 7 this weekend, you can watch it again online. Ross Coulthart is there as a major discovery of the ancient world is uncovered and at the centre of it all is King Tutankhamun. 3,000 years since King Tut's death, DNA tests have rewritten the story of his final days.
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Posted: 3 November, 2010
Dr. Hawass said that the exhibition will leave New York City's Discovery Center in January 2011 in order to travel to Australia. The Melbourne exhibition will contain some never before seen objects, including a statue of King Akhenaten. This statue is being added as a result of DNA analysis, which proved that Akehnaten was the father of Tutankhamun, and the son of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye. Australian visitors will also be able to view ground-breaking information on the family tree of Tutankhamun, thanks to the recent findings of the Tutankhamun Family Project.
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Photo: Meghan E. Strong
Posted: 30 October, 2010
Today it was announced that the blockbuster exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs will open at Melbourne Museum on 8 April 2011. The exhibition, which has drawn over seven million visitors in the United States and Europe in the past five years, marks the first visit of King Tutankhamun's treasures to Australia. Melbourne will be the exhibition's one and only stop in Australia. Pre-registration for tickets commences today at kingtutmelbourne.com.au – registrants will have an early opportunity to purchase tickets to reserve their preferred time and date.
Posted: 30 October, 2010
Mummies capture our imaginations and our hearts. Full of secrets and magic, they were once people who lived and loved, just as we do today. There are some secrets of the pharaohs, however, that can be revealed only by studying their mummies. By carrying out CT scans of King Tutankhamun's mummy, we were able in 2005 to show that he did not die from a blow to the head, as many people believed. Now new DNA evidence reveals the truth about the boy king's parents and new clues to his untimely death.
[ Read the full article by By Dr. Zahi Hawass ]
Photo by Kenneth Garrett