Tips from the Oct. 14 edition
October 12, 2010
King Tut in Cologne and ManchesterIn 1922, Egyptologist Howard Carter discovered the burial chamber of the Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. Its excavation was documented step by step by photographer Harry Burton, whose work provided a concise documentary of both the pharaoh’s tomb and the archaeological process that cataloged it.
Through March 20, the Expo XXI in Cologne, Germany, is presenting “Tutankhamun — His Tomb and His Treasures,” an educational 3-D, museum-quality replica of the tomb and its treasures. Jaromir Malek, an Egyptologist who looks after Carter’s excavation records at Oxford University, has noted that the details of the 1,000 pieces in the re-created tomb are “astounding” and the show gives a good overview of the tomb’s contents exactly as they were when discovered.
The exhibition also includes films and an exhibition on ancient Egypt.
The exhibition is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Tickets are reserved on timed half-hour slots to avoid lines. Once inside, visitors can stay as long as they want. Admission is 16 euros for adults, 8 euros for ages 6 to 14.
Find more information at www.tut-ausstellung.com; it has an English version.
The exhibition will also be presented Oct. 22 to Feb. 27 in the Museum of Museums in the Trafford Centre in Manchester, England. See www.tutankhamunmanchester.com for more details on that exhibit.
Free train to HamburgThrough Dec. 16, Hamburg is offering its three-night Bahnhit Hamburg packages to encourage visitors to travel to Germany’s second-largest city. The deal includes a free round-trip train ride from any German city to Hamburg
For example, from Nov. 1, a package begins at 189 euros per person, double occupancy. The price includes three nights’ accommodation, breakfasts, free second-class train travel, a guide to the city, Hamburg CARD and a 15 percent discount at selected restaurants.Packages are also available including first-class train fares.
For details on these and other packages, and to make reservations, click on the “Bahnhit Hamburg” picture at www.hamburg-tourism.de/en