King Tut’s tomb… 2 Replies Read here about the 10-year conservation work at Luxor, Egypt, on the tomb of King Tut. Conservation work being done on the wall paintings, spring 2016 Photo: J. Paul Getty Trust
King Tut was incredibly important and this can be shown by the fact that he was buried in three coffins, the last one being made of gold. Each wall of the chamber seems to be telling a story about the king. My favorite being the wall with the 12 baboons on it. It represents the 12 hours of the night that the king must past through before getting into the afterlife.
I had very little knowledge of King Tuts background, all I had really known was that he was an Egyptian Pharaoh but this article goes into detail about who King Tut really was. The famous treasures of King Tutankhamen have traveled all over the world. It is now displayed at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. It took nearly 10 years to conserve King Tut’s small, richly decorated tomb. Tut’s shriveled mummy has been on display since 2007 in an oxygen-free glass showcase. In order to preserve King Tut’s mummy, a large team of scientists, microbiologists, environmental engineers, etc. needed to complete a very thorough study of the tomb. Resulting in this hard work it is hopeful that with the proper maintenance and conservation from the Egyptian side, that his final resting place will not deteriorate.