• Tut roadshow buys Egypt a new museum

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    The spoils of the first Tutankhamun exhibition in the 1970s were earmarked to revamp the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It never happened. But on the back of the latest sell-out tour, the world's largest museum is being built next to the Pyramids The rest of the world has been going crazy for Egypt since circa 12BC when a Roman praetor named Caius Cestius chose to be buried in a marble-veneer pyramid just outside Rome's Ostian Gate. More than a million people have now seen the Tutankhamun exhibition at the O2 Centre, a popular success that, although it has made fewer headlines, matches Tut's...
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