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September 14, 2018 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Following the King Tut exhibition at California Science Center, there’s another opportunity for Aussie travellers to experience the renowned exhibition…

The Original Farmers Market in Los Angeles welcomed its biggest visitor in history – a 32-foot tall, 2-ton King Tut Guardian statue, a supersized replica of the original artefact on display at the California Science Center exhibition KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh.

Miss California USA Kelley Johnson helped coronate the king and welcomed more than 150 Hancock Park Elementary students to watch the statue being built (photos here). The statue will serve as a backdrop to a King Tut-inspired opening night and fashion design contest for Metropolitan Fashion Week when it kicks off September 27.

The 3-story statue will remain on view beside the iconic Farmers Market Clock Tower through Sept. 27 when Metropolitan Fashion Week designers will showcase one masterpiece gown or costume inspired by KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the opening night event.

Visitors who post photos with the statue to their social media platforms from August 30-September 27 can enter a sweepstakes to win prizes including exhibition tickets, signed catalogues from world-famous Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, Original Farmers Market gift certificates and passes to the Metropolitan Fashion Week Closing Gala and Fashion Awards at City Hall.

Photos must be posted to Instagram or Twitter using #KingTutTour, #Sweepstakes and also tag @farmersmarketla & @kingtuttour. Terms accessible at:

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh contains the largest assembly of artefacts and gold from the boy king’s tomb ever on public display outside of Egypt and the latest findings science has revealed about King Tut’s life and death. The exhibition is presented by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, IMG and the California Science Center. For more information:  

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