Tutankhamun lands in Venice: a thousand finds at Palazzo Zaguri

A thousand artifacts to admire as well as immersive experiences in the Metaverse of Ancient Egypt. The private museum center of the fourteenth-century Palazzo Zaguri reopens, inaugurating the impressive archaeological exhibition on the child pharaoh.

The colossal exhibition “Tutankhamon” will open its doors on October 29 in Venice on the occasion of centenary of the discovery of the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh who disappeared a little less than 19 years in 1323 BC, 3345 years ago.

A “pharaonic” cultural event for the richness of the contents and the uniqueness of the exhibited pieces, set up by Venice Exhibition Srl in the 36 exhibition rooms distributed over the five floors of the fourteenth-century Palazzo Zaguri in Campo San Maurizio.

It will be an exhibition of great content value“Anticipate the organizers”to celebrate a century since that distant November 4, 1922, crucial date of world archeology, remembered as the official moment of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, in West Thebes, not far from the western bank of the Nile. Palazzo Zaguri, after a period of pause, returns in style with a great exhibition and new cultural proposals to carve out a space dedicated to thematic exhibitions in Venice“.

An international cultural event, therefore, that wants to get out of the cliché of the mere analysis of archaeological finds, enriching the exhibition itinerary with lesser-known historical contents, anecdotes and curiosities, as well as investigations into the never-resolved mysteries of Egyptology, in the belief that of the pharaoh Tutankhamun , and of the evidence that has emerged from his tomb, in the last 100 years there has been much talk, but there is still a lot to discover.

Venice is once again the protagonist with an important exhibition on ancient Egypt, the inauguration of which will coincide with the reopening of Palazzo Zaguri”He announces with satisfaction the sole director of Venice Exhibition Srl, Mauro Rigoniafter years of silence due to disasters such as the Acqua Granda and the Pandemic, the museum center will finally be able to resume its cultural activities linked to the city of Venice by pursuing its objectives including: circuit of major thematic exhibitions and the preparation of the museum officer of Casanova“.

With this international event on Tutankhamun’s treasures“Adds Rigoni”the exhibition with all its richness and spectacularity will occupy the entire Palazzo Zaguri. We will set up the largest temporary exhibition event on the most discussed and famous pharaoh in Egyptian history, unprecedented in Europe. Hundreds of original artifacts will be on display, some in world premiere, thanks to the collaboration with important Egyptian institutions“.

The exhibits will begin arriving in Venice in late September in 5 containers and it will take over 60 trips to the Grand Canal to transport themwith great caution and under the watchful eyes of Egyptologists, up to the exhibition site in Campo San Maurizio to compose the rich display.

The goal will be to open the exhibition on October 29, a few days after the anniversary of the discovery.

All the security systems of Palazzo Zaguri will be enhanced and a section of the exhibition will be dedicated to Howard Carter, the archaeologist who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun“Finally anticipate from Venice Exhibition Srl”the imposing exhibition will remain in Venice for a few months, the closing date has not yet been communicated: it will remain open for the time necessary to attract the attention of international observers and offer the heterogeneous public that frequents the floating city a cultural event of high value scientific. For these reasons, an authoritative scientific committee was involved in the realization of the temporary exhibition. Multilingual guided tours will be available, designed to meet the needs of tourism and school groups of all levels“.

Finally, there will be the most advanced technological use of contents with a section dedicated to augmented reality applied to 3D reconstruction of the scenarios and archaeological finds. It will be a very futuristic area with some sort of Metaverse of Ancient Egypt that will make visitors relive the experience of the discovery of the famous tomb and many other archaeologist emotions.

Learn more about the exhibition in the new portal www.italmostre.com

THE CENTENARY FROM NOVEMBER 4, 1922. The protagonists of the discovery of the tomb of the pharaoh Nebkheperura Tutankhamun (about 1341 BC – about January / February 1323 BC) were the English archaeologist Howard Carter and his financier Lord Carnarvon. On November 1, 1922, Carter had the excavation field moved right in front of the entrance to the tomb KV9 of Ramses VI, pharaoh of the twentieth dynasty, in a triangular sector where he had already worked several years earlier. Precisely at that point, three days later, on November 4, 1922, the first step of an access stairway to a hypogeum was discovered: the intact tomb of Tutankhamun, known as KV62. The very young ruler of the 18th dynasty, who ascended the throne at 9 and died 18 days after his 19th birthday, became famous for the richness of his trousseau and the sarcophagi that protected his royal mummy. The finds found space in the Egyptian museum in Cairo which dedicated an entire wing to the child pharaoh.

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