I visited the Warsaw exhibition about the tomb and treasures of pharaoh Tutankhamun a few days before its closing. More than 1,000 different exhibits were shown to the public, including a sarcophagus with three coffins, a throne and a golden mask.

The content of the exhibition was not covered by the 3,300-year-old patina. But although only replicas shown, they were made with great accuracy by Egyptian artisans under the guidance of scientists. Several exhibitions of Tutankhamun’s true tomb treasures have been held in earlier years, including in Paris and London. It is said that the originals from the tomb in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor will never travel the world again and will permanently remain in the emerging Grand Egyptian Museum in nearby Giza. Construction of the museum is due to be completed this year. It will also house the young pharaoh’s complete treasure collection – reportedly over 5,300 artifacts.



(In many museums you can take photos – as was the case here – but without the use of flashes and tripods. I took the photos in one session during the visiting hours. Museum accuracy was less important to me, I enriched it a bit with my imagination).