Enjoy a taste of Egypt … in Dorchester

25th Apr 2013

Egypt lovers can whet their appetite for their next group tour to the Land of the Pharaohs by travelling to … Dorset.

Its county town of Dorchester is staging the Tutankhamun Exhibition, which organisers say "spans time itself".

The display mirrors the Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibition that was famously shown in London's British Museum in 1972.

The replica exhibits on display in Dorchester have been spectacularly recreated by painstaking reference to the original antiquities, photographic records and detailed measurements and diagrams.

Craftsmen and artists have carefully reproduced the treasures by using materials and methods used in the originals, making the Dorset treasures identical as possible to the originals.

The exhibition is in High West Street, Dorchester. It's open all year round, except from December 13-26, and is a great way to get holidaymakers in the mood for trips to see the real thing on group tours of Egypt.

To this end, Cairo's Egyptian Museum houses several objects from Tutankhamen's tomb, and is an essential part of any holiday to Egypt.

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