Treasures From King Tut’s Tomb on Display in LA

The California Science Center is taking Angelenos 3,300 years back in time as part of an exhibit displaying authentic artifacts from King Tutankhamun's tomb.

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Egypt's antiquities chief Zahi Hawass (C) supervises the removal of the linen-wrapped mummy of King Tutankhamun from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings in Luxor, 04 November 2007. The true face of ancient Egypt's boy king Tutankhamun was revealed today to the public for the first time since he died in mysterious circumstances more than 3,000 years ago. The pharaoh's mummy was moved from its ornate sarcophagus in the tomb where its 1922 discovery caused an international sensation to a nearby climate-controlled case where experts say it will be better preserved. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Ben CURTIS (Photo credit should read BEN CURTIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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The restorer Ahued El Sheikka carries out a complete restoration of two shields from the tomb of Tutankhamen. GEM Bio Restoration Laboratory in Cairo. (Photo by Philippe Bourseiller/Getty Images Reportage)
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BB5PPJ Carter, Howard, 9.5.1873 - 2.3.1939, British archeologist / archaeologist, with worker, studies, tomb Tutankhamun, Egypt, Tutank
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The first glimpse of Tutankhamun's tomb, Egypt, 1933-1934.
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BR5AWN Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor in Egypt in November 1922. Image shot 1922. Exact date unknown.
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DDRYRT Tutankhamun's tomb, Valley of the Kings, Egypt, November, 1922. Artist: Harry Burton
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DDT29M Removal of the gilt shrine from the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings, Egypt, 1922-1923. Artist: Harry Burton
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DDT296 Howard Carter and a colleague excavating a tomb in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt, 1922. Artist: Harry Burton
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Four Horizontal and Two Vertical Gold Mummy Bands Inlaid with Carnelian Lapis and Glass
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this jewel/like shrine is made of wood covered with gold foil inside and gold leaf outside, it sits on a silver plated sledge, inside is a foil/lined back pillar engraved with prayers wishing Tutankhamun a long life and an ebony base carved with two small footprints. the shrine is decorated on all sides with names titles and images of Tutankhamun and his queen Ankhsenamun engraved in repoussè
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the shield is decorated with the image of a sphinx (a lion with a King's head) trampling two nubian enemies beneath its paws, an inscription identifies this sphinx with Tutankhamun himself and describes him as being like Montu, the ancient war/god of Thebes, a falcon hovers behind the king a shen ring gripped in its talons, the hieroglyphic sign for foreign land a row of undulating hills extends across the bottom of the shield
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