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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  • SuperedoThursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:59 pm
    So cool
    • wolfens13
      wolfens13Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm
      Title says all.
      • JojoThursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:02 pm
        This left me with a few questions but I liked it!
        • GmanTuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:44 am
          he was a teen when he died
          • hehehehehehTuesday, February 17, 2015 at 11:18 am
            Thats cool did he die of age or what?
            • robloxer1563
              robloxer1563Monday, February 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm
              he got burnt i think or i think he got run over
            • MeeeeFriday, February 6, 2015 at 7:06 am
              Eww but cool
              • Hi I like pieWednesday, February 4, 2015 at 9:57 am
                That is so cool
                • zobro
                  zobroMonday, January 26, 2015 at 4:57 pm
                  do people really WANT to see that?
                  • 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!

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