The Boy Behind The Mask

December 2007
Weekly Reader News - Senior;12/7/2007, Vol. 86 Issue 13, p4
The article reports on the unveiling of Egyptian pharaoh King Tutankhamen's mummy for public scrutiny in 2007. The 3,300 years old mummy was apparently in good condition when the stone coffin sarcophagus was opened. Visitors to the tomb are said to be allowed to see only the king's golden burial mask. Tutankhamen has allegedly fascinated people around the world when he became king of Egypt at the age of 9 and ruled until he died at the age of 19. Archeologists reportedly moved the mummy in a glass case to prevent deterioration.


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