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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  • aandnb
    aandnbSaturday, November 29, 2014 at 9:31 am
    scary cool!!!!!!!!!
    • bobsayshi
      bobsayshiMonday, November 24, 2014 at 10:41 am
      me too! i like to read about egyptian stuff like the kane chronicles series.
      • pleasedo
        pleasedoTuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:56 pm
        ha ha ha i like the title
        • 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

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