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Peggy Sanders
Peggy Sanders • 3 years ago

Most Egyptian funerary masks were made of solid gold, but in 1939, archaeologist Pierre Montet discovered the tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes and his entire sarcophagus of pure silver. It has been the only one ever discovered. Its discovery had little fan fare because it was found on the eve of World War II and Egyptologists didn't want it to fall into enemy hands. The discovery is revered to be equal to the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922, but most of the world is unaware of its existence.

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