Tut's mummy removed from sarcophagus

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Tut's mummy removed from sarcophagus - to In a to ex-Iremo TUTANKHAMEN. MUMMY...
to In a to ex-Iremo TUTANKHAMEN. MUMMY REVEALED. Scientists at Work. LONDON, Nov. 12. There 'have been Important developments at Luxor, where tbe actual sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen having been exposed, the mummy of the Pharaoh has at last been taken from Us resting place of 3000 years. A message to the "Dally Chronicle' says that amid the greatest secrecy Mr. Howard Carter Uf'ed the mummy from the Innermost gold-covered case nnd propped it up to the wall while Dr. Derry, professor of anatomy at Cairo University, submitted It to X-ray examination. It is hoped that medical examinations will reveal whether Tutankhamen died from tuber culosis or by violence. It there are no In dlnntlons of the cause of death Dr. Lucas, ot the Kfiyptlan Department of Antiquities, will analyne the Internal organs for traces of poison. Mr. Carter believes that Horembeb, a general of Akbcnaton, a heretic king, murdered Tutankhamen and usurped the crown, hence the hurried burial ot Tutankhamen. Mr. Carter found in the Necropolis a mag nificent coloured papyrus roll, 100ft in length, containing the first Royal Boole of tbe Dead. The papyrus is embellished with hundreds of paintings In colour by Egypt s greatest artists. This hook may well prove tho tomb's (lnest lPRacy, revealing the wonders of tho school of painting founded by AKhennton at Ten ci A mama in Kgypi s supremo ponoa oi aocura- llvo nit. Tho inmost coffin, which is the most splendid of all, has been cleaned of the black resinous matter due to funeral libations. The gold figures ot gods and other ornamentation are declared to make the coffin superior to any iitmiiRr work in EevDt. The excavntors are continuing their task. Mr. Carter still hopes to find the crown of upper and lower Egypt-

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  1. The Sydney Morning Herald,
  2. 13 Nov 1925, Fri,
  3. Page 11

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