The decade-long process of restoring King Tutankhamun’s (a.k.a. King Tut’s) ancient tomb was completed a year ago today. King Tut started ruling Egypt as pharaoh at the age of nine, and his reign would last until his death at age 19 in the year 1324 BC. Discovered nearly a century ago in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, Tut’s tomb had endured wear and tear from its thousands of yearly visitors -- the to restore the tomb was initiated by the Getty Conservation Institute in 2009. Located in Luxor, the site is estimated to be about 3,350 years old, a must-do bucket-list item for archaeology Enthusiasts around the world.
“It was a sight surpassing all precedent, and one we never dreamed of seeing.” —