King Tutankhamen, the 18th dynasty boy king, probably gave the world much more in death than he did in his 19 year life, 11 of those as the king of unified Egypt. His mortuary monument of death does not parallel Khufu's gigantic pyramid at Giza, or Hathshepsut's amazingly modern looking temple at Dier-el-Bahri or Ramses colossi at Abu Simbel.
But it is the most intact of them all.
It had the sarcophagus - 7 boxed, and the jewelry and the chariots, the golden mask, the four Canopy jars, every single item mentioned by the Book of the dead, give or take a few.
Compiling King Tut's three faces as we know them
His golden mask, giving us a glimpse of the face structure. Gold as a precious metal has no effect on me, though I remember standing awe struck in front of this exhibit in the museum in Cairo.
In 2005, National geographic used 3D CT scans to create a forensic reconstruction.
And then the just released photographs of the face from the past. The asymmetrical head, the wonderful buck teeth, the high cheeks bones
29th Dec 2006, the day we were on the west bank of Nile, we casually skirted the tomb, pausing merely to take a picture. Do I regret not going in - sure - I regret not seeing so many places in Egypt that the list is itself worthy of a blog ...