Thursday 7 April 2011

Tutankhamun To Bring The Crowds

“Revel in the splendour of Ancient Egypt as you view a dazzling array of possessions unearthed from the boy king’s tomb.” - so says the blurb from Melbourne Museum.
Melbourne won the opportunity to exhibit the Tutankhamun relics after strong competition from cities like Tokyo and, with the opening day of the King Tut exhibition just a few days away, over 100,000 tickets have already been sold. The exhibition follows on from the highly successful Pompeii and Titanic events and is sure to generate huge interest around Australia and hopefully bring more of those all important tourist customers to the Queen Victoria Market.
Public interest will be important to all traders but none more than Aki, our own genuine Aussie/Egyptian who is often called “the last of the Pharoahs” by his fellow traders. Trader Aki has a window display in the QVM’s Elizabeth Street display window this week and is hoping for a good response from customers.
It was suggested today that King Tut and QVM have something in common – we are both ancient relics. You may laugh, but it is true that we are both historic icons, revered by the population, and have endured the ravages of time.  We’d just prefer our particular relic to generate a bit more gold. J