Tut's Face Displayed for First Time

King Tut displayed for first time to public picture
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Zahi Hawass (center) supervises the removal of a wooden box containing King Tutankhamun's mummy from a stone sarcophagus. The boy pharaoh was moved from the burial room to an antechamber in his underground tomb near Luxor, Egypt, on November 4, 2007.

For the transfer, the mummy was not touched at all. Four to five men took off the dusty sheet of protective glass, opened the sarcophagus, and put the top of the sarcophagus on the floor.

They then slung two ropes under the wooden box, pulled it up and out, and walked it over to the new display case about 30 feet (9 meters) away.

The process was choreographed the day before, to minimize the chances for major harm to the body.

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—Photograph by AP Photo/Ben Curtis, Pool
 
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