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You'd have to be keen on Egyptology to enjoy this Melbourne exhibit!

We had my family and a friend's family (eight of us) visit the Melbourne Tutankhamun exhibition. The kids who are aged 10 - 15 couldn't get to the end fast enough and we as... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2011
ssintoy
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

I took my elderly mum and nephews to the Melbourne exhibition and we all loved it. I have just returned from Egypt this morning and the exhibition inspired me to visit the real thing.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

This exhibit is finishing up a nearly year long run in January, 2013. I highly recommend it for students and anyone interested in the history of the Middle East and/or Egypt. The storyboards helped greatly with telling the archaeological story, as well as the historical background of the various treasures displayed. There is also an accompanying audio recording that one... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

This exhibit was fascinating and very enjoyable. We love history but I think it would be interesting to anyone to see - perhaps not really young children who might be bored by it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2011

I was excited and looked forward to seeing the Tutankhamun exhibition at the Melbourne Museum, and I wasn't disappointed. I travelled interstate to Melbourne especially to see it and took my mother along. We were both mesmirised by the beauty and intricate designs of the artifacts, such as jewelly, furniture, ornaments, a guilded coffin, personal items and much more on... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2011

No Tutankhamun mummy or golden death mask.. in face not a single major display from Tutankhamun's tomb.. i've been to a previous mummy exhilaration at the Melbourne museum, and at that time they had a few mummies and even some mummified cats.. this is completely a waste of money, and there is nothing that you haven't seen, if you already... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

After a few negative reviews I thought this Melbourne exhibition deserved one that was a bit more favourable! We saw this last weekend, and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had been forewarned that the funerary mask was not part of the exhibition, so we didn't have any hopes dashed. (I'm sure it's fairly well-known that the mask, the mummy, and the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2011

We had my family and a friend's family (eight of us) visit the Melbourne Tutankhamun exhibition. The kids who are aged 10 - 15 couldn't get to the end fast enough and we as adults tried to enjoy it but found it mostly dull. I was disappointed although not greatly surprised that there was no mummy for viewing and even... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2011

just been to the Melbourne, Australia exhibition. As described in the other review, dark rooms and poor audio commentary. No real standout objects of great interest. Many seem to be duplicates but this cannot be proven. Some jewellery amazing small intricate detail saved the day but overall overpriced exibition for what you get to see. the gift shop also heavily... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2011

I have been blessed to see the FULL tutankhamun exhibition on two prior occasions. Once in London in the late 1960s, and again at the Cairo museum in 1989. This is NOT a Tutankhamun exhibition. None of the major pieces are in Melbourne. Instead this exhibition is just his jewelry. The Melbourne museum markets this exhibit with images of the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2011

King Tut exhibit without King Tut! All the ads depict the gold burial mask. So of course we all thought we were going to see it. It's not allowed to leave Egypt like the mummy. No Mummy, no mask

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