King Tut’s leftover bandages found in long-forgotten jars

Published on May 20th, 2010 | by Admin

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Scraps of King Tut’s bandages have been found in long-forgotten jars at the Metopolitan Museum of Art in New York.

King Tutankhamun’s mummy was wrapped in custom-made bandages similar to modern first aid gauzes, an exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art reveals.

Running in length from 4.70 meters to 39 cm (15.4 feet to 15.3 inches), the narrow bandages consist of 50 linen pieces especially woven for the boy king.

For a century, the narrow linen bandages were contained in a rather overlooked cache of large ceramic jars at the museum’s Department of Egyptian Art. The collection was recovered from the Valley of the Kings between 1907-08, more than a decade before Howard Carter discovered King Tut’s treasure-packed tomb.

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