Egypt produced an autopsy gold coffin of Tutankhamun

12.01.2005

12.01.2005


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Egyptian scientists have studied the mummy of King Tutankhamun by the imager. As noted in the statement of the Minister of Culture of Egypt to the media, made an autopsy golden coffin in which lay the body of the pharaoh of the 19th dynasty, who ruled in 1361-1352 gg. BC. e., as well as its external and tomographic studies. Today, the Egyptian newspaper printed a picture mummy.

In a coffin found a document stating that the mummy was examined by British archaeologist Howard Carter, who discovered the burial in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor in 1922, and a second document on the re-trial, which is produced in 1986 a group of British and Egyptian archaeologists and historians.

Secretary General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities Zahi Hawass said the mummy of the state, with the exception of the head, very bad, because Carter used a red-hot metal rods to remove the golden mask and items and damaged the mummy.

According to Hawass, was made 68 thousand tomographic images mummy of Tutankhamun, which will be carefully examined before the end of January, a group of scientists, and the results made public. As the coffin was placed special equipment in order to maintain the required temperature and humidity. It was decided to make the restoration of the tomb.

Battery News, 07.01.2005 14:59
Source: RIA "Novosti"

See also: The Secret of the pyramid of Cheops, the ancient Indian temple.

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