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

Geography

Share by EmailShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on TwitterShare on PinterestShare on RedditShare on Edmodo
314 Comments
to use your custom avatar.
  • AliceSaturday, September 6, 2014 at 1:19 pm
    Oh, wow...
    • night_song
      night_songThursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:00 am
      Very interesting but gross!
      • BJThursday, August 14, 2014 at 9:54 am
        WOW
        • BJThursday, August 14, 2014 at 9:41 am
          I NEED TO SEE THIS PERSON
          • treThursday, August 14, 2014 at 9:39 am
            don't like some parts of the video
            • bobbyThursday, August 14, 2014 at 9:38 am
              tut is so boss right tre
              • honeyWednesday, August 13, 2014 at 3:36 am
                gross but interesting
                • linSunday, August 10, 2014 at 1:00 am
                  cool
                  • kayleepettiford
                    kayleepettifordFriday, May 23, 2014 at 7:29 am
                    creepy but I learned stuff 300 years thats alot
                    • PjWednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:45 am
                      Nasty

                      Popular Articles

                      Minecraft As A Mandatory Subject In School? Sweet!
                      Boo Mania Sweeps Over America (And The World)!
                      Video Of The Week - If Frozen Was A Horror Movie . . .
                      Are You Ready To 'Gangnam Style'?

                      Recent Comments

                      candylove
                      candylove wrote:

                      April Fools is my favorite holid...
                      Brace Yourselves - April Fool's ...

                      candylove
                      candylove wrote:

                      The dog in the video is SO CUTE!
                      Brace Yourselves - April Fool's ...

                      candylove
                      candylove wrote:

                      Trash to treasure, huh.
                      Eco-Friendly Designer Transforms...

                      Our Apps and Plugins

                      ALA