Who wants to win tickets to the Tutankhamun exhibition in Cape Town?

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.

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Impressive, right?

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?)

 I plan on shoplifting that long cat thing 'cos it'll look great in my lounge but I'm worried I don't own a handbag that's big enough.

I plan on shoplifting that long cat thing ‘cos it’ll look great in my lounge but I’m worried I don’t own a handbag that’s big enough.

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!

To enter, leave a comment in the comments section below telling me why this is something you’d like to see. You can also drop me a tweet: ‘Hey @lipglossgirl, I’d love to win tix to see the Tutankhamun show @GrandWestSA’ and include the link to this post. Extra points if you manage to spell Tutankhamun.

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. 

Love, love

Leigh

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.

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25 thoughts on “Who wants to win tickets to the Tutankhamun exhibition in Cape Town?

  1. I would love to share this piece of history with my daughter. I try to enrich her mind by exposing her to as much historical sights as I can. She is fascinated by how things were built and made back when there were no modern day machines.

  2. I would love to win these tickets to see the Tutankhamun Exhibition. I have always had an interest on the lives of the Egyptians and Pharaohs and all their mysteries. Also my final year of high school I did Ceramics as a subject, my whole Practical theme was based on Tutankhamun and I had also made Canoptic Jars which were on display at the National Art Museum in Town. So please pick me,it would be so fascinating. I’d be like a kid in a candy store lol.

  3. Jeepers iv had to do this 3x now, definitely shows dedication!

    I would love love looooove tickets to Tutankhamun. Iv always been fascinated by the pyramids, Egypt in general and always had this suspicion that I would find treasure hidden away in a secret room just like Indiana Jones. I went as Cleopatra for my matric 40 days and I’m pretty sure I was Egyptian royalty in one of my previous lives 😉

    So pick me! No really, just do it … Pick me x

  4. I’d like to win these tickets for three friends and myself, as my friends are all complete heathens and Philistines, and god knows they could do with a little culture in their lives. Bunch of useless drunken nobodies. Also I’ve been fascinated with Egyptology since I was a nipper. I had no friends and was always digging up people’s gardens at their birthday parties. At fancy dress parties I would always go as a mummy. It was especially helpful if the bathroom had run out of toilet paper. Not many people know this, but I was with Howard Carter when he first discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Since this happened exactly 70 years before I was born, you can imagine what an extraordinary feat it was. I think I deserve to go just for that. And if you’re still not convinced, I have this fabulous joke for you:

    How does an Egyptian’s doorbell sound?
    Toot and come in.

    I rest my case.

  5. I would love to see everything that is displayed at the Tutankhamun exhibition. It would be like travelling to another world and exploring the deep treasures of the past. Almost like a Tomb Raider experience. I will be Lara Croft 🙂

  6. Pick me, pick me! \o/ \o/ \o/ \o/
    I would love to win these tickets see the Tutankhamun Exhibition! I spent far too many years behind old smelly art history books to not go and appreciate this in real life. This kind of opportunity doesn’t exactly come around often. Pretty please…
    xSam

  7. My mom is the biggest fan of Egyptian culture and history and it’d just be the best ever to take her and see the exhibit together before I move to Dubai for three years. Won’t have too many opportunities to hang out for a while and wow, it’d be some quality time.

  8. I would love to go because i absolutely love everything about history! And i would really love to take my brother who is obssessed with Tutankhamun! He would literally do anything to attend an exhibition like this.

  9. Tutankhamun’s gold mask ranks today as the quintessential image from his tomb and perhaps the best-known object from Ancient Egypt itself, to see it in the flesh would be a spectacular experience. Afterall, he was the king of kings.. King Tut’s tomb and the riches it contained have fuel a worldwide obsession with ancient Egypt … Women donned snake bracelets and gold dresses inspired by his iconic funerary mask so one could say he was a fashion icon! I would love to see the exhibition 👏

  10. My mom is the biggest fan of Egyptian culture and history and it’d just be the best ever to take her and see the exhibit together before I move to Dubai for three years. Won’t have too many opportunities to hang out for a while and wow, it’d be some quality time. And I’ll take Nicface too.

  11. I’d love to go to this exhibition because a couple of years ago, my parents went to Egypt for a holiday and they brought back some of the most amazing ornaments of King Tut. Ever since then – I’ve been totally facsinated by the world of the mummy’s. This would be such a treat! 😀 xxx

  12. Tutankhamen, born Tutankaten, son of the heretic pharoah Akhenaten who abolished the Egytian gods and promoted the belief in the one God, the Aten.
    The mask you start the blog off with is the third coffin and is actuallly of his older brother Smenkare and was stlolen from KV55, a tomb just opposite that of Tutankamen which I visited many years ago. Tickets please..

  13. Why I would want to go you ask.
    Ancient Egypt with pharoes entombed in the pyramids, hieroglyphs and sphinxes. Add to that the tragedy of a boy king. So all that glistens is not gold but I am sure I will still stand in awe of the achievements (and possibly the folly) of such an ancient civilisation. So I’m wondering why someone would not want to go!

  14. Why I would want to go you ask.
    Ancient Egypt with pharaohs entombed in the pyramids, hieroglyphs and sphinxes and add to that the tragedy of a boy king. Ok so all that glistens is not gold but I am sure I will still stand in awe of the achievements (and possibly the folly) of such an ancient civilisation.
    So I’m wondering why someone would not want to go!

  15. Would love a ticket for my husband. He loves egyptian history and must have watched every related programme on the History chanel….

  16. I have always loved the egyption history and strucktures and would love to see this in real life and not in pictures

  17. I would love to win these tickets because I would love to see these amazing things and its an excuse to also see the beautiful Cape Town which I have been wanting for sooo long!

  18. Teaching my son about different cultures , and this is all my hubby watches , I dream about it , lol….. Wud be super fantastic ❤

  19. My daughter has just been learning about Egypt at school and recently dressed up as Nefertiti. She would love to see this exhibition!

    1. I’d simply love to win tickets

      On Sunday, June 21, 2015, Lipgloss is my Life wrote: > Theresa commented: “My daughter has just been learning about Egypt at school and recently dressed up as Nefertiti. She would love to see this exhibition!” >

  20. Hey i woyld love to go to the tutankhamun exhibit because im obsessed with history and my sister is to obsessed with history espicially egyptian history

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