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Volume 28, Number 3May/June 1977

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Treasures of Tutankhamen

Photographed by Katrina Thomas and Harry Burton
Additional photographs by Lee Boltin

On these pages are some of the fabulous treasures of Tutankhamen discovered by British archeologist Howard Carter in 1922, when he opened the previously untouched tomb of the young Pharaoh (See previous story). Now touring six U.S. museums over two and a half years, the priceless objects of wood, glass, ivory, semiprecious stones and—above all—gold are on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Katrina Thomas, a frequent contributor to Aramco World who lives in New York, photographed the exhibition during the press preview at the Field Museum of National History in Chicago this spring. The photographs of individual objects are by Harry Burton (Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) and Lee Boltin (Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

This article appeared on pages 28-29 of the May/June 1977 print edition of Saudi Aramco World.


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