Monday, 10 December 2007

Tutankhamun in London

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.

The event comes 85 years to the day after the pharaoh's tomb was discovered by British explorer Howard Carter.

Until now, only about 50 living people have seen the face of the boy king, who died more than 3,000 years ago.


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 no

The event comes 85 years to the day after the pharaoh's tomb was discovered by British explorer Howard Carter.

Until now, only about 50 living people have seen the face of the boy king, who died more than 3,000 years ago.


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



The move is part of a plan to protect the remains. Archaeologists say they are under threat from the heat and the humidity brought into the tomb by the vast numbers of tourists visiting each year.
In pictures: Face unveiled
'Incredible moment' in tomb
"The golden boy has magic and mystery and therefore every person all over the world will see what Egypt is doing to preserve the golden boy, and all of them I am sure will come to see the golden boy," Egypt's antiquities chief Zahi Hawass told reporters before the body was moved.

Tutankhamun ruled Egypt from 1333-1324 BC and is believed to have ascended to the throne aged about nine

2 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

I came to thank you once again for your many kind comments and visits to my blogs. Your recent visit to my birds blog posed a question about the hawks being tame.

So rather than fill this space up on your blog I left you the answer on that one. My Birds Blog.

Thanks again.

Your blog here still looks great to me. I also like the story about the most famous man in Egypt.

reader Wil said...

I can thank you likewise for your visits and comments to my blog.
King Tut must have been very young when he died. Next year my sister and I are going to Egypt in October or November. I am looking forward to seeing the pyramids.