Monday, 10 December 2007

The Golden Boy

As experts lifted Tutankhamun from his coffin they briefly set aside the white linen covering his remains, revealing a shrivelled black face and body.
See how Tutankhamun looked then and now





King Tut's face unveiled to world
The king is thought to have been 19 years old when he died
The face of Egypt's most famous ancient ruler, King Tutankhamun, has been put on public display for the first time.
Archaeologists took the mummy from its stone sarcophagus and placed it in a climate-controlled case inside his tomb in Luxor's Valley of the Kings.

2 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Just think. He was alive once. And he looked up at the blue sky. He saw the waters of the Nile. He saw his mother and his father. He watched people walking and riding in chariots. He was alive once and buried once and put on exhibition forever.

Amazing tale.

reader Wil said...

It's amazing that this boy was once the ruler of a very powerful nation.History is one of the most interesting subjects in life.