Tutankhamun's tomb will close for restorations



2015-09-21 15:14:43

The Egyptian government has announced that it will close Tutankhamun’s tomb for restorations during October.

A spokesman, Mohamed Afifi , explained: "King Tutankhamun's mummy will be transferred to a secondary tomb chamber to protect it.”

Tutankhamun died in 1324 BC at the age of 19. His tomb, discovered by Howard Carter in 1922, remains one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time.

It included countless treasures, including a hugely elaborate gold death mask.

Earlier this year staff at the Museum of Cairo fixed the beard of the mask with the wrong kind of glue, leaving an indelible mark.

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