Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Discover the spectacular “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures”

The internationally acclaimed exhibition ‘TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures’ takes centre stage at Silverstar’s impressive new 2000-square-metre entertainment venue from 2 December 2014, running throughout the festive season and the early part of 2015. A first for South Africa and the continent, this captivating exhibition gives visitors the unique opportunity to experience the treasures of the tomb at their moment of discovery. This amazing adventure begins with a multimedia presentation illustrating the fascinating story behind the exploration and excavation by British archaeologist, Howard Carter, the history of TUTANKHAMUN, and the culture of ancient Egypt ...

Seen by over 5 million people worldwide, the exhibition has faithfully reconstructed the tomb of TUTANKHAMUN to scale, presenting a realistic impression of the overwhelming opulence of the treasures intended to serve the famous young pharaoh on his magical journey to the Underworld. There are over 1,000 exquisitely reconstructed burial treasures produced by the finest Egyptian craftsmen under scientific supervision. These exact replicas coupled with state-of-the art technology and video material provide a vivid illustration of the culture and spiritual world of the ancient Egyptians. Visitors will also discover what these magnificent historical finds reveal about the religion, deities, dynasties, and mysterious hieroglyphics of the empire on the Nile. 

The fragile and valuable original artefacts cannot be transported, so this exhibition offers visitors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the (perfectly replicated) antiquities’ from King Tut’s tomb — all under one roof. Brought to South Africa through a partnership with Germany’s SC Exhibitions, Great World Exhibitions and Silverstar, the exhibition brings the historic moment and the story of the burial treasure’s discovery to life in a unique way. Visitors are guided through the exploration “journey” with the help of an audio guide (included in the ticket price) that makes the fascinating experience more enjoyable and fulfilling. There’s even a special children’s audio guide to maximise their experience too.

Ticket prices range from R80 to R160 per person and there is a special discounted family package of four tickets for just R440. Children of five years and younger are admitted free of charge. Furthermore, for added convenience and ease of access to the exhibition, tickets are sold in dedicated time slots. Visitors may choose when to arrive within the time slot they have selected while booking online or at the box office. Purchased tickets are valid for the entirety of the booked day as visitors might arrive before or after the booked ‘time slot’. Once entered the exhibition, visitors are welcome to stay as long as they want within opening hours. The exhibition is open seven days a week, except for Christmas Day. Tickets are now on sale at www.tut-exhibition.co.za and www.silverstarcasino.co.za.

Hurry, take advantage of the special early bird discounted offer of R20 off ALL ticket prices valid for the exhibition dates from 2 December until 15 December inclusive. Moms and dads who purchase the already discounted family package will enjoy a further R80 off their purchase of four tickets. It takes about two hours to walk through the exhibition, although many visitors stay for longer. There’s a shop carrying official programmes, mementos made in Egypt and other quality merchandise. The fascinating “King Tut” family educational entertainment outing at Silverstar is nothing short of spectacular.

A firm favourite with children, students and adults of all ages, ‘TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures’ has visited numerous cities, ranging from Zurich and Munich, to Madrid, Budapest, Dublin, Brussels, Paris and Seoul. Set to arrive in Africa for the very first time, the exhibition opens at Silverstar in Muldersdrift, Mogale City, from 2 December 2014 to 1 March 2015. Silverstar — one of Tsogo Sun’s premier entertainment destinations – has just undergone a R560 million-rand redevelopment. Exhibition visitors can therefore also look forward to spectacular entertainment and dining opportunities at one of the most exciting destinations in Gauteng this summer. Whether you’re fascinated by the wonders of ancient Egypt, a budding Egyptologist or you simply want enjoy a fun family outing with a difference, don’t miss ‘TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures’.

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