Over 3,000 years Old And Looking Good!

By Meera Dolasia on November 5, 2007

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King Tut (Photo Credit:) By JonBodsworth - http://www.egyptarchive.co.uk - commons.wikimedia.org.

King Tutankhamun's (Tut) body was slowly removed from his sarcophagus and face revealed the first time on Sunday, Nov 5th, 85 years after British archeologist 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 the thousands of tourists the visit the tomb every year.

King Tut unmasked (Photo Credit: Discovery.com)

King Tut was not the most powerful or most important ruler in Egypt. But he is one of the most popular and well-known Pharaoh for a number of reasons.

His was the first tomb of its era to be discovered. Also, it was remarkably preserved and contained a treasure trove of gold and precious stones. Added to this, was the rumor of a mysterious "mummy's curse", that befell anyone that came in contact with his tomb.

Now, King Tut lays in a glass case in Luxor, Egypt, his toothy grin permanently affixed on his black leathery face. Hopefully, he will be preserved for many generations to come.

Sources: bbc.co.uk, nationalgeographic.com

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  • gigiMonday, January 12, 2015 at 6:21 pm
    OH my gosh this is soooooooooooo gross, but kind of cool. BUT the real QUESTION IS How did he DIE????
    • reborns rock!Monday, January 12, 2015 at 11:33 am
      not looking good at all!
      • snoopdog
        snoopdogMonday, January 12, 2015 at 11:17 am
        GROOOOOOSSSSSSSS
        • ggThursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:03 pm
          how did he die?
          • doglover96
            doglover96Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm
            wow this is so amazingly cool.
            • 090509
              090509Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:08 am
              that is so cool and it is also kind of werid
              • purplecraycray
                purplecraycrayWednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:37 pm
                Gross
                • awesomeness.comMonday, December 8, 2014 at 5:14 pm
                  awesome like my name
                  • awes.comMonday, December 8, 2014 at 5:13 pm
                    wow this is awesome just like me and my name awesmeness.com
                    • achhu
                      achhuMonday, December 8, 2014 at 1:58 pm
                      Cool!

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