King Tut Goes on Public Display
King Tut, the youngest and most famous pharaoh to ever rule ancient Egypt will be on public display for the first time in over 3,000 years. The buck-toothed ruler’s face was unveiled on Sunday. His body was originally shrouded in linen and buried in a golden underground tomb, and discovered 85 years ago.
King Tut’s face is still well preserved. But his body is broken into 18 pieces, due to damaged sustained when British archaeologist Howard Carter removed him from the tomb and attempted to pull off the famous golden mask. Tut’s mummy was placed in a climate controlled glass box within the tomb. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, Pool) Full article