Highclere Castle hosts new Tutankhamun Exhibition
|Countess Carnarvon with Egypt's Ambassador to the UK Ashaf El Kholy via Meridian website|
"Highclere Castle is best known as the set of hit period drama Downton Abbey.
But the aristocratic Carnarvon family who live at the country house are hoping to attract visitors for a different reason.
Ninety years ago, in the Valley of the Kings, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter broke down the gold wall into the Shrine Room in the tomb of Tutankhamun, discovering a wall of gold.
To mark the anniversary of that achievement a visitor attraction has been created in the cellars of Highclere Castle, which is on the Hampshire/Berkshire border, to give an impression of what was found in November 1922.
The Egyptian Exhibition contains replicas from the tombs, including the pharaoh's middle coffin and his death mask."
The Egyptian Exhibition opens to the public during the Easter period.
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