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I hesitated in posting this, as my ticket allowing photography without flash did not include the Tutankhamen mask room or the Room of Mummies. After waiting patiently for the tourist crowds to thin, I pleaded with the security guard for just one photo before closing time and this is the result. It is encased in a glass protective frame and you can see my fingers reflected in part of the funerary mask. It seems many museums with major artworks have now banned photography altogether thanks to mass tourism where tour groups actually fight over prime selfie positions. His stepmother is Nefertiti in Berlin Museum and photography in that particular room is also banned. Sadly, this is becoming a familiar story all around the world. The cpf has cut some, but not all of the reflections.

Tutankhamen was the son of Akhnaton, and died tragically at the young age of about 18. He fell from his horse during a hunting trip and broke his leg. He succumbed to the infection.

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15685 W: 1055 N: 32823] (152610)
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