Author: Thomas Dowson

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh 2019 – 2021

To mark the centenary of the opening of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 and the lead up to the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, 150 precious artefacts are currently on a world tour. An extraordinary collection of objects from the Pharaoh’s tomb, 60 of which have never been seen outside of Egypt before, will be on show from California to Japan, London to Sydney. During 2019, the exhibition opens in Paris in March before it moves to London opening on 2 November.

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Berlin’s Anhalter Bahnhof – Holocaust Deportation Station

Inaugurated in 1841, Anhalter Bahnhof was one of Berlin’s most important train stations. From 1942 to 1945 over 9,600 Jews were sent from here to Theresienstadt, Czechoslovakia. In the final months of Second World War the building was destroyed, now proposals have been lodged for this to be the site of the Exilmuseum.

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Akrotiri

The Bronze Age settlement of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini was one of the most important Minoan urban centres and ports in the Aegean Sea when it was covered by volcanic ash in the 17th century BC.

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