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Tut, Tut, Tut

<!–[endif]–>Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the O2

After a sell-out world tour, the boy king and his entourage (we don’t mean your little monarch) has metm4.jpgarrived in London. The boy king of Egypt – not Ealing – is here, in all his riches and magnificence.

And it is magnificent. Covering 11 galleries, the extensive exhibition contextualises the social and political scene to Tut’s rule and 130 artefacts bring history to dazzling life. We were mesmerized by the fine workmanship, and even the Junior Egyptologist enjoyed looking at the sparkling gold and inlaid coloured glass and semi-precious stones of the statuettes and artefacts.

The long queues and tight crowd-control would make this a difficult day out for more mobile munchkins. If you can brave it, you’ll be more than rewarded by the beauty and generosity of the exhibition.

But, But, But – A Short Note on Long Logistics
There is disabled access at the North Greenwich Tube. Access once in the venue is good and staff guided us to the exhibition lift (without even being asked). The change facilities in the O2 are cold and drafty – a far cry from Egyptian heat and a little tough on the tot. Also, its worth noting that there are no toilets after entering the exhibition and re-entry is prohibited. There are extensive food choices around the O2.

What Mini says:
Tut, tut, tut … It’s not that hard to say … its’ Toot-An-Car-Man.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs runs until 30 August 2008. Tickets (from £15) are timed-entry and admission is between 10h00 and 19h00 daily. Advanced online booking is highly recommended. (We learned that entry at 10h00 or 18h30 is quietest.)

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