Tut's Face Displayed for First Time

King Tut displayed for first time to public picture
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Zahi Hawass, of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, speaks to the media after supervising the transfer of King Tutankhamun's mummy to a new high-tech display case in the antechamber of the pharaoh's tomb near Luxor, Egypt.

The body's new resting place is one of the most advanced display cases in the world. It can precisely control humidity and airflow, and it will be filled with a nitrogen-rich mixture deadly to known bacteria and mold.

Similar cases are used to preserve one of the four existing copies of the Magna Carta, an original copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and the family bible of former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln.

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