At the beginning of the exhibition visitors are introduced to the topics of Ancient Egypt, The Land
along the Nile, the Rosetta Stone and the Discovery of the Tomb. It establishes the Historical background and introduces the historical personalities especially Akhenaten, TUTANKHAMUN’s father who made dramatic changes to Egypt. In room one a short film about Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon‘s search for Tutankhamun‘s tomb is then shown, which ends with the discovery of the tomb climaxing with the unveiling of the famous Gold Mask.
In the adjoining room the visitor goes inside TUTANKHAMUN’s tomb chamber with the sarcophagus, where the tomb wall paintings are also displayed and explained. As Howard Carter breaks into the tomb, many of the individual artifacts can be seen up close and information on their history, purpose and religious background are provided. This section of the exhibition takes the death cult and Egyptians conception of the afterlife as its theme and explains the funerary objects, as well as the mummification process.
Next, objects which the pharaoh used as symbols of His Power on official occasions, such as the Royal Throne, the sceptre and official fan can be seen. Furniture, weapons, his favourite game – Senet, his drinking cup and his personal head rest – all these articles highlight aspects of the Pharaoh’s everyday life.
The third room centres on the tools and importance of Archaeology climaxing with the greatest discovery in the middle east in the Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Here see original ancient artifacts that are thousands of years old from the Roman empire including pottery, lamps and glassware featuring a dish from Phonecia and a large urn from Saqqara, Egypt.