Tutankhamun had a busy and very short life. He is one of the most famous Pharaohs of Egypt but there were many challengers in Egypt at that time and he did not have a long life as he died when he was only 18 or 19. Still most of us have heard about him because some lucky coincidences meant that his grave was the only one untouched by robbers and when it was opened by archaeologist Howard Carter in 1924 all the 3000 year old treasures where still there.
The exhibition “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures” is on show now in Dublin. Guided by Audio Guides and with two introductory films you hear all the details and can see the life size replicas of his tomb, coffin, the famous mask and 1,000 burial artefacts. These types of exhibitions are pricey with an adult mid week tickets at €16 and €18 at weekends it is a bit higher than many would prefer.* However, you are eligible for reduced rate tickets if you are a senior citizen, student, unemployed or registered disabled (carer goes free with wheelchair user) on production of relevant ID. Tickets are for a specific time-slot, and once you are in, you can take as much time as you need.
Image courtesy of Steve Evans