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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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  • j-queen
    j-queenWednesday, November 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm
    lol that was so fast
    • greekThursday, September 29, 2016 at 4:36 pm
      mythology is awesome
      • HiThursday, September 15, 2016 at 9:53 am
        I love learn obout it its so fun
        • noah wilcoxThursday, June 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm
          historys pretty cool dephantly greek and egaptian
          • hermione14
            hermione14Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 12:33 pm
            I love history... ESPECIALLY Greek mythology.
            • Indiana Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:26 am
              sweet
              • mrupp
                mruppMonday, April 18, 2016 at 9:54 am
                Cool yet a little creepy.....
                • Awesome girlFriday, April 15, 2016 at 2:52 pm
                  I love Egypt
                  • night_song
                    night_songMonday, April 11, 2016 at 7:24 pm
                    wooooow :O
                    • meMonday, March 28, 2016 at 12:37 pm
                      cool

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