Brits taking flights to Melbourne should consider visiting a new Ancient Egypt exhibition at the city’s museum.

Brits taking flights to Melbourne should consider visiting a new Ancient Egypt exhibition at the city’s museum.

The Melbourne Museum is expecting around 700,000 domestic and international visitors to its largest ever exhibition which will celebrate the history of Egypt.

Opening in April, the exhibition will include tombs, statues, weapons and perfume jars that are thought to be around 3,000 years old and a vital part of the age of Tutankhamen and the Pharaohs.

The museum’s chief executive Dr Patrick Greene explained that around 130 exhibits will feature in the attraction and will include items found in the tomb of Tutankhamen and his relatives.

“This is the archaeological discovery of the twentieth century,” said Dr Greene.

He added: “The exhibition will be like standing with Howard Carter when he first opened the tomb.”

The museum is located close to the Royal Exhibition Building and has eight galleries, including one especially for children.

Written by Erin Marshall.

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