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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

With an air of mystery, and the smell of ancient bouquet of unknown treasures, the “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” was launched in Melbourne today. A number of media patrons were treated to being some of the first to see the treasures that had journeyed all the way from Cairo Museum in Egypt.

Canon ESO-30D with 50mm, 50mm @ F/2.8, 1/80sec

Decorated Chests, Statues, Sarcophagus, Daggers,  and jewelry were just some of the items that made up the exhibit, precious gold and precious stones and intricate detail was shown in almost every piece, however it was very hard to get over the fact that a lot of these artifacts were over 3000 yrs old and some hid there age very well.

Canon EOS-30D with 50mm, 50mm @ F/4.0, 1/100sec

The exhibition is in Melbourne from the 8th April and closes on the 17th July 2011 were the artifacts are packed up and taken directly back to Egypt, it was quoted by many at the launch that it will probably be the only time in our current generation that something of such a great magnitude will reach our shores. A special thanks goes to National Geographic Society, Arts International, IMG, Melbourne Museum, The Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and LimeLight PR.

Further images can be seen in our Tutankhamun Exhibition Gallery

Until the next photographic adventure ..Thats all for now

Brett Robson – Media Photographer

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