World-renowned Egyptologist, Zahi Hawass to visit SA to present guest talks on the occasion of the TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures exhibition
World famous Egyptologist and archaeologist Dr Zahi Hawass will be in South Africa later this month to present two exciting multimedia presentations about his Adventures in Archaeology on the occasion of the TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures exhibition currently on at Silverstar Casino, Mogale City, Muldersdrift. A first for South Africa, the not-to-be-missed Zahi Hawass presentations take place in Silverstar’s Platinum Ballroom on Tuesday, 27 January and Wednesday, 28 January 2015 at 19h00 on both days.
Dr Zahi Hawass is one of the most renowned archaeologists recognised globally for his countless excavations, research projects, publications, television documentaries and lecture tours that testify to his prolific and esteemed career. Until the political upheaval in Egypt in 2011 he was the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
Over the course of the approximately 90-minute multimedia presentation, Dr Hawass will talk about the search for the tomb of Queen Nefertiti, new insights into the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and exciting research into the tombs of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony. He will also introduce the mystery of the great pyramids and the Sphinx, as well as the discovery of the tombs of the pyramid builders. The discovery of the family of King Tut and the mystery of the Golden King’s sudden death, as well as the discovery of the mummy of Queen Hatshepsut and the search for Queen Nefertiti’s mummy also feature.
Biographical anecdotes and personal experiences from his many years of scientific endeavour will round off his presentation.
“Pyramids, Mummies and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries” will be presented at 19h00 at Silverstar Casino on 27 and 28 January 2015. For just R200 per person, guests receive a welcome drink and canapés on arrival plus entrance to the feature presentation by Dr Hawass as well as the signing of his latest book, Discovering Tutankhamun: From Howard Carter to DNA – available for purchase after the talk. Guests may also take the opportunity to visit the internationally acclaimed exhibition TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures prior to the presentation for the combined price of only R300.If purchasing the combined ticket, please note that guests are advised to arrive at around 16h00 to allow ample time to view the exhibition prior to the talk at 19h00. Tickets available at www.webtickets.co.za. Further information available at www.tut-exhibition.co.za The Zahi Hawass presentations and the TUTANKHAMUN exhibition as well as all facilities at Silverstar are not affected by load shedding.
Seen by more than 30,000 visitors since it opened at Silverstar on 2 December 2014, the exhibition has faithfully reconstructed the tomb of TUTANKHAMUN to scale, presenting a realistic impression of the overwhelming opulence of the treasures intended to serve the famous young pharaoh on his magical journey to the Underworld. There are over 1000 exquisitely reconstructed burial treasures produced by the finest Egyptian craftsmen under scientific supervision. These exact replicas coupled with state-of-the art technology and video material provide a vivid illustration of the culture and spiritual world of the ancient Egyptians.
Whether you’re a member of a historical society or simply fascinated by the wonders of ancient Egypt, don’t miss the opportunity to hear expert testimony from Dr Zahi Hawass, one of the world’s foremost experts in Egyptology plus a visit to the internationally acclaimed ‘TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures’, already enjoyed by over 5 million people worldwide.
The Dr Zahi Hawass’s presentations are proudly brought to South Africa by the three partners behind the TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures exhibition: German exhibition producer SC Exhibitions, local promoter Great World Exhibitions and venue Silverstar Casino.
- INFORMATION: DR ZAHI HAWASS PRESENTATIONS
Dates: Tuesday, 27 January 2015 and Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Times: Daily at 19h00
Prices: R200 per person includes:
presentation by Dr Hawass, welcome drink on arrival, book signing* and canapés
R300 per person includes:
entrance to the TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures exhibition**, presentation by Dr Hawass, welcome drink on arrival, book signing* and canapés
*Excludes the purchase price of the book, Discovering Tutankhamun: From Howard Carter to DNA
** Recommended arrival at +/-16h00 to allow enough time to visit exhibition prior to presentation
Exhibition dates: Open daily until 1 March 2015
Venue: Silverstar Muldersdrift, Mogale City Next to R28 Krugersdorp/Pretoria highway
Opening times: Sundays – Thursdays: 09h00 – 19h00 Fridays & Saturdays: 09h00 – 21h00
Public Holidays: 09h00 – 21h00 (Last admission 90 minutes prior to closing)
Estimated time to view the entire exhibition: ± 2 hours
Ticket prices (incl. use of audio guide): Adults: R160 Seniors (60+ years) & Students: R120 Children (6 to 18 years): R100
Children under 6 years: Free
Visitors may access the exhibition at any time within the 30-minute time slot selected
when booking (online or at the box office).
Once inside the exhibition, visitors are welcome to stay as long as they want within opening hours.
Family and Group discounts and packages
Tsogo Sun Cardholders, School, Group, Family, Pensioner and other special offers are available
Bookings and online
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ABOUT SC EXHIBITIONS
SC Exhibitions (www.sc-exhibitions.com) is a division of the culture and events promoter Semmel Concerts. The company has been involved in live entertainment for over 20 years and is an affiliate of CTS Eventim AG, Europe’s leading ticketing and live entertainment corporation. “Semmel” stands for the name of company founder Dieter Semmelmann, “Concerts” for cultural experiences such as shows, readings, media projects and venue operation. The exhibition “TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures” has been a global success since 2008. As an international producer and local host, SC Exhibitions brings entertainment, education and knowledge to a wide audience with selected exhibitions.
ABOUT GREAT WORLD EXHIBITIONS
GREAT WORLD EXHIBITIONS is South Africa’s leading promoter and presenter of internationally acclaimed touring exhibitions. Our proven track record and exclusive focus on delivering touring exhibitions reassure our partners of a commercially sound operating model and a professional service. Our objectives are to entertain, educate and inspire South Africans. We achieve this by showcasing the most exceptional and innovative exhibitions that captivate audiences all over the world. Since 2012, our team has successfully promoted and run three BODY WORLDS & The Cycle of Life and two Da Vinci – The Genius exhibitions at prime locations in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our latest venture, TUTANKHAMUN – His Tomb and His Treasures is currently at Silverstar Casino in Johannesburg until 01 March 2015.
Silverstar, the jewel on the West Rand, offers a host of dining options to cater for all tastes with most restaurants overlooking the outdoor square, which features a state-of-the-art 50m² high definition screen for major sporting events. In addition Silverstar offers a 2,200-seater dome hosting a variety of entertainment offerings such as concerts, comedy and exhibitions. The recently upgraded complex features ten-pin bowling, laser tag and six new cinemas boasting the latest 3D technology, including a new gaming area, thus truly positioning Silverstar as the premier entertainment destination in the West Rand.
ABOUT TSOGO SUN
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