Over 3,000 years Old And Looking Good!

By Meera Dolasia on November 5, 2007

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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 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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  • sharniSunday, November 16, 2014 at 8:07 pm
    creepy and very scary how did she suvive that alful
    • spikeraf9000
      spikeraf9000Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 7:57 pm
      amazing good thing I never lived from that time
      • eallen1
        eallen1Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:47 pm
        my dad keeps giving me books about Egypt and the curse of king tut is really intrusting.
        • Awesome personFriday, November 14, 2014 at 9:16 am
          That is really amazing considering he is around 3,000 years old
          • amber.leeTuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:49 pm
            sick
            • nick483
              nick483Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 9:30 pm
              Scary
              • stargirl7103
                stargirl7103Friday, November 7, 2014 at 1:31 pm
                cool but gross
                • SoloPoloCat7078Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 9:53 am
                  cool i like it
                  • dat hoe Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm
                    umg king tut i su hawt <3
                    • Alien girlWednesday, October 29, 2014 at 1:13 pm
                      that is so cool and weird i like weird

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