Millions of tourists flock to Egypt each year to set their eyes on the breathtaking pyramids and golden treasures that have been discovered over centuries. One such location that draws marveling visitors is the Valley of the Kings, which holds the tomb of King Tutankhamun, or “King Tut.” From age nine, King Tut was pharaoh of Egypt in the 1300s B.C.E. following the rule of his father, Ahkenaten. Until “British archaeologist Howard Carter” stumbled upon King Tut’s tomb in 1922, there was little known about the former pharaoh. Inside the tomb was the coffin constructed of gold that contained the king’s mummy, as well as an abundance of other treasures featuring gold and gems.
An incredible tour emerging from the tomb and traveling the world, Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, is “the largest exhibition of Tutankhamun‘s treasures ever to leave Egypt.” Beginning in 2021, the Australian Museum in Sydney will be holding King Tut’s treasures on display for all to dive into an amazing piece of history. Andrew Cochineas, CEO of ABC Bullion, a piece of the conglomerate overseen by Pallion, made the exciting announcement that his organization will be partnering with the tour in Australia.
ABC Refinery notes that “Pallion has been involved in the refining and processing of precious metals in Australia since 1951.” This will be an interesting partnership, as the business run by Andrew Cochineas strives to bring more light to the relevance and necessity of gold in society both centuries ago and today. This point will be emphasized alongside the brilliant golden objects pulled out of King Tut’s tomb and into Sydney. In his announcement about the partnership, Andrew Cochineas noted that “Australia is the second largest gold producer in the world,” and gold is still desirable and significant centuries following the rule of King Tutankhamen in Egypt.
The CEO also informed the public that “with gold prices and demand at record highs, it seems that the luster of gold shows no signs of decline,” As many people stare wide-eyed at the bright displays of gold and precious stones, the tour may illuminate for citizens that gold carries great value, and Pallion will continue to hold an important role in Australia.