CULTURE Tutankhamun's tomb reopened to public after 9-year restoration

CULTURE

Tutankhamun's tomb reopened to public after 9-year restoration

By Shan Xin | People's Daily app

14:33, February 01, 2019

A 9-year conservation of the tomb of Egypt’s famed boy pharaoh Tutankhamun has been completed, and the artifact reopened to tourists on Thursday. The sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun is on display in his newly renovated tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt January 31, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

The restoration minimized scratches, dust damage and microbiological growth from the breath and humidity brought in by tourists. A guard looks at ancient Egyptian drawings and the sarcophagus in the newly renovated tomb wall of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt January 31, 2019.(Photo: VCG)

Located in the Valley of the Kings, Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922. Ancient Egyptian drawings are seen on the newly renovated tomb wall of King Tutankhamun (Photo: VCG)

Visitors look at ancient Egyptian drawings and the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt January 31, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

The sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun is on display in his newly renovated tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt January 31, 2019. (Photo: VCG)

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