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Revealed: King Tut's Face Shown To Public For First Time

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:15 PM ET

King Tuts Face

AP:

The face of King Tut was unshrouded in public for the first time on Sunday -- 85 years after the 3,000-year-old boy pharaoh's golden enshrined tomb and mummy were discovered in Luxor's famed Valley of the Kings.

Archeologists removed the mummy from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb, momentarily pulling aside a white linen covering to reveal a shriveled leathery black face and body. The mummy of the 19-year-old pharaoh, whose life and death has captivated people for nearly a century, was placed in a climate-controlled glass box in the tomb, with only the face and feet showing under the linen covering.

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