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King Tut's face unveiled to world

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posted on Nov, 4 2007 @ 09:19 AM
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King Tut's face unveiled to world


news.bbc.co.uk

The face of one of Egypt's most famous ancient rulers, the boy king Tutankhamun, has been put on public view for the first time.

Archaeologists took the mummy from its golden sarcophagus and placed it in a climate-controlled case inside his tomb in Luxor's Valley of the Kings.

The event comes exactly 85 years after the site was discovered by British explorer Howard Carter.

Until now, only about 50 living people have seen the 3,000-year-old face.
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posted on Nov, 4 2007 @ 09:19 AM
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Articles goes onto mention, he was a teenager when he died, the face "remains intact" and this 'display' could be corrosive to the preservation.

news.bbc.co.uk
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[edit on 4-11-2007 by anhinga]



posted on Nov, 4 2007 @ 09:54 AM
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I saw the video on the website. Very cool.


It is a shame that the body was so carelessly damaged during the 1920's when they were removing the artifacts from the mummy.



 
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