As a little girl I was always fascinated by mysterious things. Think the lost city of Atlantis… paranormal phenomena… Nessie… The Secret Garden… I also had a thing for dinosaurs, science and natural history, which was a big problem for my little sister. Every time it was my turn to pick what we’d do with my dad on a Saturday she’d get dragged off to the museum where I’d stand with my face pressed up against the glass for hours while she squirmed and begged to just skip ahead to the part where we’d binge eat ice cream and ‘just act like normal fucking children’.
To date, I’m still drawn to museums and mystery which is why I’m super excited to see the world-famous travelling Tutankhamun Exhibition – His Tomb, His Treasures – that’ll be hitting up the Grand West Casino come 2 June.
It shows off more than 1000 perfect replicas* produced under scientific supervision to give you not so much as an idea, but a real look into the life of the ancient pharaoh. (A boy-king, Tutankhamun mysteriously died at the age of 18 and lay undiscovered in his tomb for thousands of years before being discovered by English archeologist Howard Carter. Pretty Indiana Jones, right?)
If you’re keen to visit the exhibition, you can get all the info you need from the site and buy your tickets over here. Alternatively, you can win the set of four family tickets I’m giving away.
Win! Win! Win!
Terms and conditions
I’ll be picking a winner at random come COB Thursday 21 June and it might be you.
Tickets are only valid for weekdays from 3 June to 31 July 2015 inclusive subject to availability.
Tickets may not be exchanged for cash or for an alternate date.
The prize comprises of four show entry tickets only.
The prizewinner must please select a preferred time slot to visit the exhibition, on the half hour between 09h00 and 16h30.
A confirmation letter will be sent to the prizewinners to please print and present on arrival at the ticketing office.
No-shows will not receive replacement tickets.
By entering this competition the participant agrees to the terms and conditions.
Update: A big congrats to Matt Eley on winning my Tutankhamun competition.
*This tour’s been going for years and back in the day the items where the real deal, but the constant moving started to damage them. Obviously this couldn’t be allowed to happen so each one was replicated to a tee. This makes me kind of sad because part of the awe of seeing an old relic is knowing that it’s exactly that. I believe objects carry energy and being in the presence of things that are so ancient really does fill one (or at least me) with a sense of reverent awe and, in a way, you truly get to travel back in time. Still, in saying that, I realise it’s a good thing the tour is rolling with replicas as those items, which now live in a museum in Cairo, are truly precious and it’s important they maintain their integrity.