Monday, November 5, 2007

King Tutankhamun's Face Displayed for First Time

Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities (center), joins workers around the stone sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in the boy pharaoh's underground tomb near Luxor, Egypt, on November 4, 2007. Tut's mummy was moved on Sunday from the coffin inside his burial chamber to a high-tech glass display case about 30 feet (9 meters) away in the tomb's antechamber. The transfer marks the first time the famous mummy has gone on public display, a move that is expected to increase tourist visits to Egypt's famed Valley of the Kings. (Read the full story.) The new display will also help preserve the ancient body, which experts say had been deteriorating rapidly because of exposure to heat and humidity.

1 comment:

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