3 December 2010 by Dawn
While Dinomania is sweeping Liverpool, at the other end of the motorway Manchester is set for an acute attack of mummy-mania. The Museum of Museums (adjacent to the Trafford Centre) has unveiled its biggest exhibition, Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures, and is about to launch a series of family fun days.
The exhibition features over 1000 replicas of the treasures discovered in the tomb of the famous Pharaoh, recreating the splendour of the chamber as discovered by Howard Carter. It’s an interesting approach from a visitor perspective because the replica objects are seen ‘in situ’. This is something that cannot even experienced in the Valley of the Kings, because the treasures have been removed and are safely stored in Cairo Museum.
Ancient Egypt at World Museum is one of our most popular galleries housing some amazing, genuine artefacts, like ‘Rameses Girdle.’ So we know our regular visitors will be thrilled to hear that we also have a family ticket for four to experience Tutankhamun (at the Museum of Museums) to give away. The winner will also receive a special goody bag!
Reply to the blog and answer the following question to enter into the draw. We’ll email the winner in January to let them know they have won.
Which item belonging to King Rameses III can you see in World Museum’s Ancient Egypt gallery:
a) Rameses pants
b) Rameses crown
c) Rameses girdle
Closing date for the competition is 31 December 2010.
Terms and conditions apply: One correct entry will be chosen at random. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. The winning family must make their way to and from the venue as transport is not included. NML’s decision is final and correspondence will not be entered into. NML and Museum of Museums’ employees are unable to enter.
Update: Congratulations to Ms Jayne Knowles-Smith who correctly identified the answer as being c) Rameses girdle and wins the family ticket to the ‘Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures’ exhibition.
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