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Originally posted by eyeball
Why were the other tombs robbed of their artefacts?
Who do you think stole these items and where could they be now?
Could these tombs have contained secrets which modern day superpowers would like kept secret?
The true face of ancient Egypt's boy king Tutankhamen was revealed to the public for the first time on Sunday since he died in mysterious circumstances more than 3000 years ago.
The mummy was moved from its ornate sarcophagus in the tomb where its 1922 discovery caused an international sensation to a nearby climate-controlled case where experts say it will be better preserved.
Tutankhamen's body is entirely wrapped in strips of white linen, except for his face which, until now, had been seen by only a handful of experts.
Made pharaoh at the age of nine, Tutankhamen became famous with the discovery of his tomb and the treasures within by Briton Howard Carter.
His iconic solid gold burial mask weighs 11 kilograms, encrusted with lapis lazuli and other semi-precious stones....
This book was particularly interesting because she mentions the controversy (and the timeline) around some speculation by professional archaeologists that Carter and his sponsor did indeed sneak in before the tomb was cleared and came away with treasures from it. Both men had extensive collections of gold and faience -- Peters actually "prevents" the crime in her fictional novel, but it's an interesting point to read about.
The King Tut caper The ancient Egyptian treasures might have remained hidden for centuries to come. Squirreled away by the late Lord Carnarvon--the man who in 1922 first opened King Tutankhamen's tome--the 3,000-year-old artifacts had been concealed for six decades behind a secret panel in Highclere Castle, the family estate in hampshire, England. Yet when Lord Carnarvon's grandson did a recent inventory of the manor, he called a 75-year-old butler out of retirement to assist. The butler--silent so long--led him to the "Egyptian stuff": More than 300 objects, including ...