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Picture of King Tut's funeral mask in a glass box surrounded by museum visitors
November 4, 2021

King Tut

In this photo from the September 2010 issue, visitors swarm around King Tutankhamun's funerary mask in Cairo's Egyptian Museum. Created out of gold and decorated with colored glass and gemstones, it was placed on King Tut's mummy after his death in 1323 B.C. British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb in 1922, sparking worldwide interest in ancient Egypt.
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett, Nat Geo Image Collection
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