THE treasures of Tutankhamun's tomb are coming to Greenwich.

World-famous golden relics belonging to the boy king will form a unique exhibition as new life is breathed into the Millennium Dome.

Around 50 artefacts from a haul of 5,000 found by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922 will take centre stage on the Greenwich peninsula. The treasures were last brought to the UK in 1972 by the British Museum.

Currently in Bonn, Germany, the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition will tour America and is expected to finally arrive in the borough in 2007 although it will not include the famous golden death mask which is in the Cairo Museum, Egypt.

A spokesman for AEG Entertainment, which has taken over the Dome, said this exhibition will be part of the development's entertainment and leisure district which is set to open in spring 2007.