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Downstairs at Downton: Tutankhamun exhibition goes on show at Highclere Castle

The Carnarvon family, owners of Highclere Castle, were central to the hunt for the tomb of Tutankhamun, which led to one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries in history.

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The smile that lasted 3,000 years - King Tut's mummy goes on display for first time

The smile that lasted 3,000 years – King Tut’s mummy goes on display for first time | Daily Mail Online

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One of several engraved sheet gold collars found on the thorax of the #Tutankhamun mummy was this one, the Cobra Collar with Counterweight. #Egypt

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Queen Tiye (also spelled Taia, Tiy and Tiyica - 1398 BC–1338 BC). She was the daughter of Yuya and Tjuyu (also spelled Thuyu). She became the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III. She was the mother of Akhenaten and grandmother of Tutankhamun. Her mummy was identified as The Elder Lady, found in the tomb of Amenhotep II (KV35) in 2010.

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Surprising Facts About the Boy Pharaoh King Tutankhamun

Facts About King Tut -Often described as the 'Boy King of Egypt', King Tutankhamun ruled the empire for a very short term. It is believed that his reign was too short and uneventful to leave a mark in the history of ancient Egypt. However, with the discovery of his tomb and its fabulous treasures, the Pharaoh's name became famous overnight. The 3000-year-old mummy was the only clue to the life and death of King Tutankhamun

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This necklace, found in King Tut's tomb, is one of my favorite pieces of jewelry ever. The craftsmanship is amazing, especially for a 3300 year old object.

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Howard Carter & Lord Carnarvon-The tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered by and Englishman named Howard Carter. This tomb is the most intact tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings. Finding this tomb started the legendary “mummy’s curse” which spoke of death to whoever disturbs the tomb of this 19 year old Pharaoh.

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