Sunday, November 4, 2007

"King Tut revealed"


The Boy Pharaoh King Tutankhamun was displayed this weekend for the first time after being taken out of its sarcophagus and placed in a special climatized glass case in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, Egypt.

The famous 18th Dynasty mummy and treasures of King Tutankhamun were discovered by Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922 and after much study his mummy was placed back in his sarcophagus.  However, with 5,000 tourists visiting the tomb every day there was fear that the delicate mummy would deteriorate even further because of the increased humidity due to the visitors.

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