Monday, 1 November 2010

Melbourne To Host Pharaoh Tutankhamun Exhibition

Minister for the Arts Peter Batchelor today announced that Melbourne had seen off a number of international competitors to secure the exclusive Australian hosting rights for the most significant exhibition in the world today, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.

Mr Batchelor said the breathtaking collection of 130 ancient Egyptian artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other Valley of the Kings tombs was an outstanding cultural coup for Victoria, and is arguably the biggest prize in the global exhibition market.

Read more: Government of Victoria

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