Events - Tutankhamun, the Pharaonic immersive experience: an unparalleled archaeological adventure for all the family

By Mulder, 30 november 2023

Today, we are celebrating the first anniversary of the announcement of Tutankhamun: The Pharaonic Immersive Experience, a life-size immersion in the heart of the Valley of the Kings. Planned for 2024, this exceptional experience will plunge visitors into the greatest archaeological exploration in history, led by the eminent British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter.

Bénédicte Lhoyer, PhD in Egyptology, spoke passionately about her participation in this unique adventure: "I'm delighted to be part of this immersive adventure, which offers as many people as possible the opportunity to enter the mythical tomb of Tutankhamun. My role is to contribute my scientific expertise to the reproduction of the tomb and Howard Carter's excavation, to ensure the coherence of the presentation, but also to bring a concern for veracity through the exceptional replicas presented. This treasure and the tragic destiny of this pharaoh can't fail to thrill the crowds!"

The adventure begins in 2024
Tutankhamun, The Pharaonic Immersive Experience offers a fun and educational adventure for the whole family. Covering an area of 3,000 m2, visitors will set off from the tent of the famous English explorer Howard Carter, armed with a map of the tomb and riddles to solve along the way. They will pass through the Antechamber, the Annex and the Burial Chamber, before finally reaching the Treasury, the final room housing the tomb's priceless artifacts.

An exceptional collection to discover
More than 1,000 exceptional pieces and objects found in the pharaoh's tomb will be meticulously reproduced. Created by Egyptian artists and craftsmen in the Cairo Museum's workshops under the direction of Dr. Atef Abdel Shafi, these captivating replicas bear witness to the exceptional expertise deployed over a period of six years. The discovery of the treasure is accompanied by a monumental 200 m2 cartographic projection, illustrating Tutankhamun's mythological journey into the Beyond.

Bénédicte Lhoyer, scientific advisor
Renowned archaeologist and Egyptologist Bénédicte Lhoyer, scientific advisor to Tutankhamun, The Pharaonic Immersive Experience, contributes her invaluable expertise. A lecturer at the École du Louvre and project manager at the Musée de Picardie (Amiens), she is actively involved in excavations in Egypt and the Levant. Her contribution to the Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibition (2023) has already made its mark.

Led by renowned experts
The immersive expedition is supervised by Michel Eli and Grégory Mangeret, the team behind the executive productions of the exhibitions Tutankhamun, the Pharaoh's Treasure and Ramses and the Gold of the Pharaohs at the Grande Halle de la Villette. Now it's time to become part of history and discover the secrets of eternal life as dreamt by Tutankhamun. The journey begins here...

For more information and to book your tickets, visit the official website of Tutankhamun, The Pharaonic Immersive Experience.

About Tutankhamun, The Pharaonic Immersive Experience:
Tutankhamun: The Pharaonic Immersive Experience is a unique adventure offering visitors an authentic and captivating archaeological experience in the heart of the Valley of the Kings. Led by renowned experts and accompanied by scientific advisor Bénédicte Lhoyer, this experience promises to be a moment of exceptional magic for all audiences.

Tutankhamun, The Pharaonic Immersive Experience
From February 3, 2024
online ticketing: www.toutankhamon
Venue: les galeries Montparnasse 22, rue du départ 75015 paris
Access: Montparnasse Bienvenüe metro lines 4, 6, 12 and 13

(Source: press release)