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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  • BriannaFriday, November 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm
    that is a awesome discovery!
    • qianman1
      qianman1Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1:02 pm
      Still looking great!!!
      • qianman1
        qianman1Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:23 pm
        SO AWESOME!!!!
        • ninjacher
          ninjacherMonday, November 25, 2013 at 7:37 am
          Cool
          • ninjacher
            ninjacherMonday, November 25, 2013 at 7:36 am
            This is totally tubular okay!!! XD
            • qianman1
              qianman1Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:24 pm
              I totals agree!!!!!!!
            • madib
              madibThursday, November 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm
              so creepy
              • yazzybaby
                yazzybabyTuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm
                lol bri!
                • BriMonday, November 18, 2013 at 12:58 pm
                  Wow! I think we should preserve him forever!
                  • flutter-me
                    flutter-meTuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:19 pm
                    Me too!
                    • qianman1
                      qianman1Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm
                      Ya we should preserve him!!!!!!!!
                    • blorgMonday, November 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm
                      I'm doing a report on king tut. This is not very fun but it is pretty cool. >< ~
                      • ZachSunday, November 10, 2013 at 11:48 am
                        Cool cool cool!!!

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