Over 3,000 years Old And Looking Good!

By Meera Dolasia on November 5, 2007

King Tutankhamun's (Tut) body was slowly removed from his sarcophagus (stone coffin) and face revealed the first time on Sunday, Nov 5th, 85 years after British archaeologist Howard Carter found his treasure-filled tomb.

The restoration process, which began two years ago, was primarily done to ensure that King Tut's face and what remains of the rest of the body could be preserved forever. When Howard Carter found the tomb, he nearly destroyed it by using sharp tools to remove Tut's gold mask. Further damage has been caused by thousands of tourists who visit the tomb every year.

King Tut was not the most powerful or most important ruler in Egypt , but he is one of the most popular and well known of the Pharaoh', for a number of reasons. His was the first tomb of its era to be discovered, was remarkably preserved and contained a treasure trove of gold and precious stones.  Added to this, were rumors of a mysterious "mummy's curse", that befell anyone who came in contact with this tomb.

Now King Tut lays in a glass case, in Luxor , Egypt, his toothy grin permanently affixed on his black leathery face and hopefully be preserved for many generations to come.  For read more about King Tut and the "mummy's curse" go to www.fieldmuseum.org/tut.

Sources: bbc.co.uk, nationalgeographic.com

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  • Epicdude1228Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7:18 am
    This is way aweasome
    • katFriday, October 25, 2013 at 7:08 am
      hey im doing a report right now on it and this sooooo rocks
      • katFriday, October 25, 2013 at 7:08 am
        cool
        • weirdo2468
          weirdo2468Friday, October 25, 2013 at 5:37 am
          He looks a lot scarier. But that is very cool that he is still preserved well.
          • kingtutgirlTuesday, October 22, 2013 at 2:41 pm
            I am doing a report on king tut now. this is kewl but gross...lol :)
            • yoTuesday, October 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm
              really cool
              • mindy910
                mindy910Monday, October 21, 2013 at 3:39 pm
                AWESOME!-But seriously...yuck
                • NmThursday, October 3, 2013 at 7:11 am
                  Looking good :D
                  • KayWednesday, October 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm
                    EEWWWWWW!!
                    • epicgirl1227
                      epicgirl1227Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 4:51 pm
                      This is gross!!!

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