Following rave review’s of ITV’s new prime time historical drama ‘Tutankhamun” Phillip Schofield and Christine Lampard where joined on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ sofa by the replica of Tutankhamun’s golden throne and dagger on loan from the Tutankhamun Exhibition Dorchester.
Tutankhaum's throne is one of the most magnificent treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb and is also amazingly instructive concerning the position a Pharaoh of Egypt occupied. The back depicts the seated Tutankhamun, with his queen, Ankhesenamun, affectionately anointing him with perfume, beneath a floral pavilion. Made primarily of wood, then overlaid in sheet gold and silver, it is further adorned with semi-precious stones, glaze, and colored glass. Tutankhamun's mummy was provided with two daggers encased in gold sheaths, one with an iron blade and the other with a blade of hardened gold. Scientists recently believe that his second dagger that had an iron blade contained iron that came from a meteorite.
Both of these objects form part of the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester. The Exhibition features Tutankhamun's major treasures meticulously recreated, wherever possible, in their original materials, and has been extensively featured in television programmes and major documentaries on Tutankhamun throughout the world.
This care and accuracy of the archaeologists and craftsmen have extended to the reconstruction of the ante-chamber and burial chamber Tutankhamun's tomb, recreated together with all the tomb furniture and treasures making it possible for you to experience the wonder of discovery and enter the tomb just as Howard Carter did when he discovered it in 1922.
ITV’s period drama, starring Max Irons as legendary archeologist Howard Carter and Sam Neall as Lord Carnarvon in broadcast on Sunday evening at 9pm and you can catch up on ITV’s on demand service. The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester is open daily 10am – 4pm. Telephone 01305 269571 for further information.