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 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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  • cherries
    cherriesSaturday, September 12, 2015 at 3:39 am
    weird and grosss
    • eggsta
      eggstaFriday, September 4, 2015 at 4:08 pm
      thats a tad creepy
      • sewzoeyFriday, September 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm
        that looks so creepy. its like plastic surgery gone wrong
        • OOKWednesday, August 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm
          Ummmm, cool. And um, Doyee.
          • KellyThursday, July 23, 2015 at 2:26 am
            freakiest thing i have ever seen
            • KellyThursday, July 23, 2015 at 2:26 am
              i am SO afraid of Egypt
              • mummy loveMonday, July 20, 2015 at 8:07 pm
                King tut rocks
                • ali-aThursday, June 18, 2015 at 5:01 pm
                  oh boys this is cool. I think englishmen are awesome.
                  • hello cupcakeTuesday, June 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm
                    wow that is awesome
                    • pianobro38
                      pianobro38Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 2:42 pm
                      Gross and creepy

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