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Face of King Tut unshrouded to public
AP ^ | November 4, 2007 | ANNA JOHNSON

Posted on 11/04/2007 7:10:10 AM PST by Aristotelian

LUXOR, Egypt - 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.

"The golden boy has magic and mystery and therefore every person all over the world will see what Egypt is doing to preserve the golden boy, and all of them I am sure will come to see the golden boy," said Egypt's antiquities chief, Zahi Hawass.

Hawass said scientists began restoring King Tut's badly damaged mummy more than two years ago. Much of the mummy's body is broken into 18 pieces — damage sustained when British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the mummy, took it from his tomb and tried to pull off his famous golden mask, Hawass said.

But Hawass said he fears a more recent phenomenon — mass tourism — is further deteriorating Tut's mummy. Thousands of tourists visit the underground chamber every month.

"The humidity and heat caused by ... people entering the tomb and their breathing will change the mummy to a powder. The only good thing (left) in this mummy is the face. We need to preserve the face," said Hawass, who wore his signature Indiana Jones-style tan hat.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 18thdynasty; africa; amarna; ancientautopsies; ancientegypt; archaeology; earlofcarnarvon; egypt; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; howardcarter; kingtut; mummies; mummy; newkingdom; nile; nileriver; tut; tutankamun; tutankhamen; tutankhamun; tutty; valleyofthekings

1 posted on 11/04/2007 7:10:11 AM PST by Aristotelian
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 11/04/2007 7:12:05 AM PST by Perdogg (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Aristotelian

Clinton: “I’d hit it”


3 posted on 11/04/2007 7:12:54 AM PST by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: Aristotelian
BBC News 10 May, 2005

Scientists have carried out the first facial reconstructions of Egypt's most famous ancient king, Tutankhamun. Three teams of forensic artists - French, Egyptian and American - built separate but similar models of the king's face using scans of his skull. The French and Egyptians knew who they were recreating, but the Americans were not told where the skull came from. The models of the boy king, who died 3,300 years ago, reveal a young man with plump cheeks and a round chin.

The French team created this image of the young king

4 posted on 11/04/2007 7:15:10 AM PST by Aristotelian
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To: Aristotelian

He looks like Boy George in that pic.


5 posted on 11/04/2007 7:18:22 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: AmericanMade1776

lol you beat me to it


6 posted on 11/04/2007 7:19:03 AM PST by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Or Xerxes


7 posted on 11/04/2007 7:19:44 AM PST by wastedyears (One Marine vs. 550 consultants. Sounds like good odds to me.)
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To: Aristotelian

Looks like he has more of an overbite than that artist’s drawing depicts


8 posted on 11/04/2007 7:20:37 AM PST by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Aristotelian

There is probably no one who has ever loved his job more than Mr. Hawass does. I enjoy his enthusiastic appearances on TV.


9 posted on 11/04/2007 7:21:39 AM PST by Moonmad27
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To: AmericanMade1776

10 posted on 11/04/2007 7:22:06 AM PST by Aristotelian
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To: wastedyears

Must be the eye make up

11 posted on 11/04/2007 7:22:52 AM PST by AmericanMade1776
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To: Perdogg

Wait until the Mooselimb fundamentalist take over the New Caliphate. All Egyptian antiquities will be destroyed as symbols of infidel heterdoxy.


12 posted on 11/04/2007 7:25:02 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: Aristotelian

> The French team created this image of the young king

He has that Goa’uld look about him.


13 posted on 11/04/2007 7:25:30 AM PST by Boundless (Legacy Media is hazardous to your mental health)
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To: Aristotelian; All
Wow, what a case of athlete's foot - could have used some quick actin Tinactin...
14 posted on 11/04/2007 7:26:02 AM PST by UFC Pride K1
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To: Aristotelian

Thanks. Many of the artifacts from Tut’s tomb have recently been on tour at U.S. museums. I think Philadelphia was the last stop and after a European tour it is coming to the Dallas Art Museum from October 2008-May 2009. I can’t wait to see it.


15 posted on 11/04/2007 7:27:59 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: Boundless
He has that Goa’uld look about him.

Yes, he does!

16 posted on 11/04/2007 7:31:56 AM PST by conservative cat
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To: Aristotelian

Looks like Boy George with a suntan.


17 posted on 11/04/2007 7:32:24 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: McLynnan

18 posted on 11/04/2007 7:33:41 AM PST by Aristotelian
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To: Aristotelian

That reminds me to NOT go over to Palm Springs for anything today....they’re having another of their insufferable “pride parades”. I’ll stay away until the streets get bleached and steam cleaned.


19 posted on 11/04/2007 7:35:24 AM PST by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: wastedyears

yeah if you get your history from 300!


20 posted on 11/04/2007 7:36:40 AM PST by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: AmericanMade1776

Must be because it was made by a French team


21 posted on 11/04/2007 7:37:29 AM PST by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: Aristotelian

22 posted on 11/04/2007 7:37:55 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Aristotelian

was he buried with his donkey?


23 posted on 11/04/2007 7:39:34 AM PST by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (2007 Champions Boston Red Sox . . . YEAH, BABY!)
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To: Aristotelian
...momentarily pulling aside a white linen covering to reveal a shriveled leathery black face and body

The same thing happened with Hillary's soul this week.

24 posted on 11/04/2007 7:46:31 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: nuconvert
Looks like he has more of an overbite than that artist’s drawing depicts.

The dehydrated flesh has shrivelled.

25 posted on 11/04/2007 7:50:02 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: Aristotelian

looks like he was mummified wearing grill teeth.


26 posted on 11/04/2007 7:50:29 AM PST by Kirkwood
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To: CarrotAndStick

I took that into account - still looks like an overbite


27 posted on 11/04/2007 7:54:06 AM PST by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Aristotelian; All
Everyone in this thread can expect one of these tonight:

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28 posted on 11/04/2007 7:58:33 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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To: Aristotelian

He has sum fu—— up toofs!


29 posted on 11/04/2007 8:04:56 AM PST by crazydad
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To: RaceBannon

Ed Zachary


30 posted on 11/04/2007 8:16:41 AM PST by Yehuda ("Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!" (Choke on it, pinkos!))
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To: Moonmad27
There is probably no one who has ever loved his job more than Mr. Hawass does. I enjoy his enthusiastic appearances on TV.

To me he seems like a world-class publicity hog. My theory is that the reason he is on TV so much is that access to antiquities is contingent on him being part of any resulting TV programs.

From what I have heard it appears to be part of Arab culture that the head guy in an organization takes credit for everything. Hawass is often quite interesting but he is ridiculously over-exposed.

31 posted on 11/04/2007 8:17:33 AM PST by wideminded
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

http://memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD173207

They’re not supposed to visit the Pyramids, because they are the tombs of infidel and contain graven images. I think you’re right at some point these wonderful relics may be in danger of destruction.

They are allowed to pray in churches that do not contain images, but are forbidden to do so in churches that have them. Does that mean Arafat shouldn’t have gone to the Church of the Nativity for Christmas services every year?


32 posted on 11/04/2007 8:20:39 AM PST by kalee
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

http://www.julescrittenden.com/2007/10/05/meanwhile-in-fatwa-news/

Who is Jules Crittendon? This is funny and sounds just like moslems.


33 posted on 11/04/2007 8:27:10 AM PST by kalee
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To: kalee

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/014996.php


34 posted on 11/04/2007 8:43:15 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake but Accurate, Experts Say)
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To: UFC Pride K1

>Wow, what a case of athlete’s foot - could have used some quick actin Tinactin

LOL! We have a winner!


35 posted on 11/04/2007 9:53:21 AM PST by ROTB (Front Runner=rich guy who doesn't hate evil and strives to offend no one, AND WILL SELL YOU OUT.)
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To: Aristotelian

Looks very similar to the image in post #4.


36 posted on 11/04/2007 9:57:46 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: Aristotelian

He looks kinda dead to me. Is he still voting absentee in Chicago?


37 posted on 11/04/2007 10:15:54 AM PST by sphinx
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To: AmericanMade1776

Oh I don’t know ................... He looks kind of French to me.


38 posted on 11/04/2007 11:09:10 AM PST by fella (The proper application of the truth far more important than the knowledge of it's existance."Ike")
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To: wideminded; Aristotelian

They should go the full distance and turn this into a freak show.

People love the circus. They love mummies. Why not combine them?


39 posted on 11/04/2007 12:19:01 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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40 posted on 11/04/2007 9:45:01 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Aristotelian

He mighta been King but I don’t think Russell Crowe will be playin him in the movie version!


41 posted on 11/04/2007 10:00:24 PM PST by djf (Send Fred some bread! Not a whole loaf, a slice or two will do!)
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To: Aristotelian

Well, these pictures settle one controversy for all time. It’s obvious that the pharoahs were Nubian


42 posted on 11/05/2007 5:01:20 AM PST by wildbill
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To: Aristotelian; SunkenCiv

there are a lot of pictures here http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7077423.stm

on the right side of the page click on
In pictures: Tutankhamun revealed


43 posted on 11/05/2007 10:06:48 AM PST by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: tutstar

Thanks!


44 posted on 11/05/2007 10:15:45 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Theban Mapping Project (Valley of the Kings etc)
Theban Mapping Project | 1980s to present | Kent Weeks et al
Posted on 01/13/2005 11:03:55 PM EST by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1320504/posts

KV62:
http://www.thebanmappingproject.com/sites/browse_tomb_876.html


45 posted on 11/05/2007 10:33:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, October 22, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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