Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Photo - Zahi Hawass and Tutankhamun's Mummy

Originally published August 18, 2009 | Zahi Hawass' Photo Blog | picture credited to SCA

Follow the above link to see Zahi Hawass examining the mummy of Tutankhamun, captured in a picture, posted to his photo blog. A map of the precise location of Tutankhamun's tomb and a few links to related resources accompany the picture.

The photo brings several stories and other images to mind, stories that involve the process Howard Carter and his crew used to handle Tutankhamun's mummy. It brings one to tears, really. It's a shame Egyptology wasn't as developed then as it is now; perhaps, Tutankhamun's mummy could have been better handled and preserved.

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