Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"They Who Enter...




...this sacred tomb shall swift be visited by the wings of death".

Well, I was swift visited by a museum attendant of the current Tutankhamun exhibit when taking the forbidden bottom photo (it was worth a scolding). 150 objects from Tutankhamun's tomb and others pharaohs of the Valley of the Kings are on display at Vienna's Ethnological Museum, most of which weren't even included in the unprecedented London exhibit in 1972. Within six months, 1.6 million people are reported to have visited the British Museum then, I doubt Vienna can boast a fraction of that number - tickets are half-price right now, and there certainly was no queue. Goody for my friends and I, we spend an age wandering round and round each imposing statue, trying to guess whether the funny looking one was indeed Akhenaten. Next re-read is definately Naguib Mahfouz' "Akhenaten, Dweller in Truth"...

2 comments:

Sharon Rose said...

Haha, good for you getting that sneaky stunning shot!!

Anjeanette said...

Great exhibit! I saw it 2 years ago when it came to Los Angeles. So many interesting pieces.