The Death Mask of King Tutankhamun, made of solid gold and inlaid with colored glass and precious stones. The mask comes from the innermost mummy case in the pharaoh’s tomb, and stands 54 cm (21 in) high.

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With strong features cast in burnished gold, Tutankhamun’s burial mask projects an image of majestic beauty and royal power.

But in the flesh, King Tut had buck teeth, a club foot and girlish hips, according to the most detailed examination ever of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh’s remains.

And rather than being a boy king with a love of chariot racing, Tut relied on walking sticks to get around during his rule in the 14th century BC, researchers said.

A ‘virtual autopsy’, composed of more than 2,000 computer scans, was carried out in tandem with a genetic analysis of Tutankhamun’s family, which supports evidence that his parents were brother and sister.

The scientists believe that this left him with physical impairments triggered by hormonal imbalances. And his family history could also have led to his premature death in his late teens.

Various myths suggest he was murdered or was involved in a chariot crash after fractures were found in his skull and other parts of his skeleton.

Now scientists believe he may have died of an inherited illness because only one of the breaks occurred before he died, while his club foot would have made chariot racing impossible.

A pectoral with three scarab beetles clasped to a necklace (partly shown) which was discovered from the intact KV62 tomb of Tutankhamun. This jewellry depicts Scrab Beetles or Khepri, pushing the sun. It is one of the treasures found from Tutankhamun’s tomb who ruled during the 18th dynasty of Egypt’s New Kingdom.

Photo taken by Dmitry Denisenkov at the Tutankhamun: The Golden King and Great Pharaohs exhibit. Courtesy the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

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“…as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold - everywhere the glint of gold. For the moment - an eternity it must have seemed to the others standing by - I was struck dumb with amazement, and when Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the suspense any longer, inquired anxiously, ‘Can you see anything?’ it was all I could do to get out the words: Yes, wonderful things.” 

(Howard Carter)

Egypt conservationists to sue over 'botched' Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun mask repair

CAIRO (AFP).- An Egyptian conservation group said Friday it will sue the antiquities minister over a “botched” repair of the mask of King Tutankhamun that left a crust of dried glue on the priceless relic.

The golden funerary mask, seen Friday by AFP at the Egyptian Museum, showed the sticky aftermath of what appears to have been overzealous use of glue to fix the mask’s beard in place.

A museum official, who spoke anonymously to avoid repercussions, told AFP the beard had fallen off accidentally when the mask was removed from its case last year to repair the lighting.

Museum head Mahmoud al-Helwagy denied that conservation workers had damaged the mask “This is illogical and inconceivable,” he told AFP. “These are conservation workers, not carpenters.” Read more.

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Historical people as Animated characters!!

Marie Antoinette

Maximilien de Robespierre

Tutankhamun

Leonardo da Vinci

Mona Lisa

Agamemnon

Benjamin Franklin

George Washington

Abraham Lincoln

Bill Clinton

Albert Einstein

Isaac Newton

Mahatma Gandhi

Vincent van Gogh

Ludwig van Beethoven

William Shakespeare

Jackie Robinson

from Mr. Peabody & Sherman