Gold Mask of King Tut photo copyrighted by: Jim Zuckerman
The gold mask was placed over the head and shoulders of Tutankhamun's mummy, outside the linen bandages in which the whole body was wrapped. The inscription engraved on the shoulders and on the back of the mask is a spell that first appears on masks of the Middle Kingdom, some five hundred years before the time of Tutankhamun.
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