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Tutankhamun returns

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Last seen in London three decades ago, more than 130 artefacts from King Tutankhamun’s tomb will be on display starting 15 November at the 02 arena, Greenwich.

"Among the dazzling pieces will be the royal diadem – a gold crown encircling the head of the boy-king's mummified body – which he probably wore in life.” There are many remarkable items from previous rulers as well, since the exhibit aims to recreate the golden age of the pharaohs.

Howard Carter, who discovered the tomb, never received any formal education. His father, who was an artist, taught him drawing and painting. William Amhurst Tyssen-Amherst, a collector of Egyptian antiquities, thought he would be an asset on archaeological digs, and sent him to Egypt. Carter was only seventeen.

More about him here.

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