A face-to-face with Tutankhamun - 08 Nov 2007
The mummified face of King Tutankhamun is on display to people on holiday in Egypt for the first time.
Unveiled to onlookers at the tomb in Luxor this week, the face was separated from the public by just a glass display case.
"With his beautiful buck teeth, the tourists will see a little bit of the smile from the face of the golden boy," commented Tutankhamun expert Zahi Hawass.
The tomb of the iconic king - whose name is for many synonymous with Egypt's cultural heritage - was discovered by Howard Carter on November 4th 1922.
Now, 85 years later, the face Carter saw upon pulling off the figure's famous gold mask is on display to people on Egypt holidays.
Holidaymakers have long been captivated by the mystery of the boy-king - who died in unknown circumstances at the age of 19.
Tourists who wish to explore his story more while on holiday in Egypt could visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, where his funeral mask and other artefacts found in the legendary tomb are located.