Paris Tutankhamun show sets new French record with 1.42 mln visitors

A visitor walks by a wooden guardian statue of the Ka of the king wearing the Names Headcloth displayed as part of the 'Tutankhamun, the treasure of the Pharaoh' exhibition in Paris. (AP)

A blockbuster Tutankhamun show set a new all-time French record Sunday, with 1.42 million visitors flocking to see the exhibition in Paris, the organizers said.

The turnout beat the previous record set by another Tutankhamun show billed as the “exhibition of the century” in 1967, when 1.24 million queued to see “Tutankhamun and His Times” at the Petit Palais.

The show will open in London in November where 1.6 million paid to see “The Treasures of Tutankhamun” at the height of “Tutmania” in 1972.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00