King Tut's golden mask: Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
King Tut's golden mask: Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
The mummified face of ancient Egypt's famous King Tut is being put on public display for the first time since its discovery more than 80 years ago. The grave of Tutankhamun, uncovered by Howard Carter in 1922, held an incredible array of treasures that continues to captivate the public. Artifacts from Tut's tomb are presently on tour (for the second time) and will open in London later this month and in Dallas next year. Although, the boy king's body will remain in Luxor, Egypt's Valley of the Kings, you can watch a very interesting video of it being transferred from his sarcophagus to a climate-controlled display case here.

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tarv322's picture
tarv322 says:

I think it's extremely disrespectful to parade his mummy all over the place just for people to gawk at. I don't care how old the mummy, body, bones, etc. are, they should be left alone where they are buried. That goes for "Lucy" too!

posted on Mon, 11/05/2007 - 12:57pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Considering the ancient Egyptians' strong belief in an afterlife, this just might be what old Tutankhamun was hoping for.

posted on Mon, 11/05/2007 - 6:14pm
Dj Creole's picture
Dj Creole says:

Long Live The King.....

posted on Fri, 11/09/2007 - 10:13pm
shanice miller's picture
shanice miller says:

hi cool i love talking about egypt it is like the funiest thing ever righ tnow in class we are talkign about egypt it is cool and then at school we have a egyption meal it is cool well only the grade 5 students dress up as egyptps sweet right?i am luckey cuz this year i am in grade 5

posted on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 6:28pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

king tut was a very mysterious

posted on Sat, 10/04/2008 - 5:25pm
Ben Utl's picture
Ben Utl says:

I arranged for a small group from out of town to see your Tutankhamun exhibition. I purchased 5 full packages. Audio, movie and Tutankhamun exhibition. At the end, it was asked to one of your associates did we miss a room containing the Headliner of the tour/exhibition King Tut? To my group's dismay and those in hearing distance Tut, the golden mask that adorned Tut's inner Coffin and Coffin were not here. At the onset false advertising and Fraud was the topic for the group and it spilled into the gift shop.Tutankhamun exhibition involves the deliberate misrepresentation of the truth, also several items in the exhibition was recreated... To the unknowing public of USA deception awaits you at the Dallas Museum.

posted on Tue, 10/07/2008 - 8:50pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Hi Ben

It sounds like you had an unfortunate trip. Sorry you didn't get to see what you were expecting.

However, this website is associated with the Science Museum of Minnesota, and we've never had King Tut here (or claimed to). Here's the web page for the Dallas Museum of Art, where the Tut exhibit is:

posted on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 8:21am
anna calhoun's picture
anna calhoun says:

how many bones were in king tuts body

posted on Fri, 02/13/2009 - 9:39pm

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