Boy Pharaoh Tutankhamun, who ascended the throne at only 9 years-old 3,332 years ago (1332 BC) in Ancient Egypt died unexpectedly after his reign which lasted for almost 10 years; his mummified body as well as all his valuable objects were placed in a burial chamber built in a hurry in the Valley of the Kings located in Luxor, Egypt, which is, today, one of the most important excavation sites of the world. The tomb and the valuable objects inside it, which were found untouched in 1922 have the feature of being the richest and most fascinating treasure discovered in the Valley of the Kings until today. Deemed the biggest archeological discovery of the 20th century, such discovery has brought a completely new perspective to the current knowledge and interpretations with respect to the history of ancient Egypt, its culture, handicrafts and the mummification methods; it turned the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun, which was not well known by the ancient Egypt experts, into a world-wide known name. The objects found in the tomb, primarily the solid gold funerary mask adorned with cobalt, blue lapis lazuli, turquoise and cornelian, continue to fascinate the women, men, children and people of all nations in the world for exactly 100 years.
The magical world of ancient Egypt comes to life again at the Istanbul Aquarium Event Center with the exhibition "Tutankhamun, Treasures of the Child King". The exhibition features exact replicas of more than 400 artifacts selected from Tutankhamuns daily belongings, such as his solid gold coffin from his burial chamber, his world-famous death mask made of gold and precious stones, his chariot, weapons, walking sticks and furniture. Throughout the exhibition, video and projection shows based on the diaries of archaeologist Howard Carter about Ancient Egypt and Tutankhamun will shed light on the mystery of history. In addition to more than 400 treasure artifacts, the exhibition presents the mysterious story of the young pharaoh and a reconstructed visual world of ancient Egypt. Designed to appeal to visitors of all ages, the exhibition will be majestic, immersive and mysterious in every way.