Millennium Dome curse could yet be lifted by the golden touch of King Tut

The curse of Tutankhamun is about to be visited on one of Britain’s most cursed buildings — the Millennium Dome. More than 130 treasures from the tomb of the Egyptian boy-king, including the gold crown that adorned his head, will go on display in the Dome from November, 35 years after many were last in the country. The artefacts attracted a record 1.7 million visitors to the British Museum then, ushering in the age of the museum blockbuster, and organisers hope that the forthcoming exhibition —- the largest collection of Tutankhamun treasures assembled in the West —- will be the Dome’s saviour. Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of Pharaohs comes to London after a four-city tour of the United States [Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, and, currently, Philadelphia], where “Tutmania” drew more than three million visitors, setting records in each host city.

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