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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 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 the thousands of tourists who 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 famous 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 to his black leathery face. Hopefully, he will remain preserved for many generations to come.

Sources: bbc.co.uk, nationalgeographic.com

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  • unicorndreams
    unicorndreamsMonday, March 22, 2021 at 1:57 pm
    Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww. do you think people actually stole his body for money???
    • goodvibesonly09
      goodvibesonly09Monday, July 13, 2020 at 9:08 am
      I don't think he is alive leiker1414 but it would be creepy if he was alive
      • bethink
        bethinkFriday, July 10, 2020 at 1:58 pm
        scary but cool!
        • leiker1414
          leiker1414Friday, July 10, 2020 at 1:58 pm
          What if he is still alive..........WHAT IF. !!!!!!!!???????????
          • WOWOThursday, May 2, 2019 at 9:53 am
            • ?Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 8:54 am
              thats pretty cool
              • jTuesday, April 23, 2019 at 10:01 am
                • slushie
                  slushieFriday, April 19, 2019 at 6:50 pm
                  oh wow, that's some good quality!
                  • Lillybug1591Friday, April 19, 2019 at 10:15 am
                    So... im in the 6th grade and i think this is very cool
                    • EboniSunday, April 14, 2019 at 9:50 pm
                      this is amazing.