FREE: Tutankhamun 3D poster exclusively in The Star
Watch in jaw-dropping amazement as artefacts, including the iconic golden death mask itself, pop up like holograms you can explore up close, writes Graham Walker.
It celebrates a new free entry exhibition which reveals South Yorkshire’s key role in the greatest archaeological discovery of all time and marks the exact centenary weekend of the tomb’s opening by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, which took place on November 26, 1922.
Using the app check out the death mask in 3D on the front cover of our poster, the bust of Tut’s step-mum Nefertiti on page two and a short video about the exhibition on page three, which then opens an online eMag version of the official exhibition guide.
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Fully open your A2 colour poster and on the reverse side you will find the main poster image – a selection of explained key exhibition artefacts, including an unmasked bust of the real Tutankhamun.
Scan this and watch as it incredibly pops out of the poster, as though Prof Fletcher is holding it towards you, for a closer look.
Other tomb treasures, including Tut’s throne and a chest full of riches, pop up when visitors scan images with the Arloopa app at the exhibition iself.
Tut ’22, which runs to March 18, tells how Barnsley artist-turned-archaeologist Harold Jones uncovered some of the first clues to the location of the tomb.
The exhibition also highlights links with the Spencer-Stanhope family of Barnsley’s Cannon Hall including their friendship with Lord Amherst, the man who funded Howard Carter’s excavations at Amarna, where Tutankhamun was born.
It features almost 300 items from Tut’s birthplace, loaned from Bolton Museum for the exhibition, which runs to March 18, 2023.
The poster has been created by Barnsley based digital media company Front Row Live, who have also 3D scanned a 3,400 year old jewellery mould, featuring the ankh hieroglyph symbol for life as in Tut-ankh-amun’s name, to create 100 lucky charm amulets for sale in the gift shop, with a profit share to Barnsley and Bolton museums.