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90th anniversary since discovery of Tutankhamun

The Tutankhamun Exhibition, which was established in 1987, is preparing to mark the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb

90th anniversary since discovery of Tutankhamun
An exact recreation of the Gold Mask of Tutankhamun is seen on October 31, 2012 in Dorchester, Dorset. The Tutankhamun Exhibition, which was established in 1987, is preparing to mark the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. The exhibition faithfully recreates the main treasures from the collection, which have been prohibited from leaving Egypt since the 1970s. (Getty Images)
90th anniversary since discovery of Tutankhamun
A general view of the exterior of the Tutankhamun Exhibition on October 31, 2012 in Dorchester, Dorset. The Tutankhamun Exhibition, which was established in 1987, is preparing to mark the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. The exhibition faithfully recreates the main treasures from the collection, which have been prohibited from leaving Egypt since the 1970s. (Getty Images)
90th anniversary since discovery of Tutankhamun
An exact recreation of Tutankhamun's antechamber is seen on October 31, 2012 in Dorchester, Dorset. The Tutankhamun Exhibition, which was established in 1987, is preparing to mark the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. The exhibition faithfully recreates the main treasures from the collection, which have been prohibited from leaving Egypt since the 1970s. (Getty Images)
90th anniversary since discovery of Tutankhamun
An exact recreation of Tutankhamun's golden eagle is seen on October 31, 2012 in Dorchester, Dorset. The Tutankhamun Exhibition, which was established in 1987, is preparing to mark the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. The exhibition faithfully recreates the main treasures from the collection, which have been prohibited from leaving Egypt since the 1970s. (Getty Images)
90th anniversary since discovery of Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun Exhibition manager Tim Batty cleans an exact anatomical recreation of Tutankhamun's mummy on October 31, 2012 in Dorchester, Dorset. The Tutankhamun Exhibition, which was established in 1987, is preparing to mark the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. The exhibition faithfully recreates the main treasures from the collection, which have been prohibited from leaving Egypt since the 1970s. (Getty Images)
90th anniversary since discovery of Tutankhamun
Visitors look at displays at the Tutankhamun Exhibition on October 31, 2012 in Dorchester, Dorset. The Tutankhamun Exhibition, which was established in 1987, is preparing to mark the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. The exhibition faithfully recreates the main treasures from the collection, which have been prohibited from leaving Egypt since the 1970s. (Getty Images)
90th anniversary since discovery of Tutankhamun
An exact recreation of Tutankhamun, the Standing Figure is seen on October 31, 2012 in Dorchester, Dorset. The Tutankhamun Exhibition, which was established in 1987, is preparing to mark the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. The exhibition faithfully recreates the main treasures from the collection, which have been prohibited from leaving Egypt since the 1970s. (Getty Images)
90th anniversary since discovery of Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun Exhibition manager Tim Batty uses a hydrometer to check an exact anatomical recreation of Tutankhamun's mummy on October 31, 2012 in Dorchester, Dorset. The Tutankhamun Exhibition, which was established in 1987, is preparing to mark the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. The exhibition faithfully recreates the main treasures from the collection, which have been prohibited from leaving Egypt since the 1970s. (Getty Images)
90th anniversary since discovery of Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun Exhibition manager Tim Batty looks at an exact recreation of the Harpooner on October 31, 2012 in Dorchester, Dorset. The Tutankhamun Exhibition, which was established in 1987, is preparing to mark the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. The exhibition faithfully recreates the main treasures from the collection, which have been prohibited from leaving Egypt since the 1970s. (Getty Images)
90th anniversary since discovery of Tutankhamun
An exact recreation of the Gold Mask of Tutankhamun is seen on October 31, 2012 in Dorchester, Dorset. The Tutankhamun Exhibition, which was established in 1987, is preparing to mark the 90th anniversary of Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb. The exhibition faithfully recreates the main treasures from the collection, which have been prohibited from leaving Egypt since the 1970s. (Getty Images)