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Unseen artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb go on display

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Unseen artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb go on display

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For the first time 55 pieces of previously unseen Egyptian artefacts found inside King Tutankhamun's tomb have gone on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

An exhibition dedicated to 55 pieces of previously unseen Ancient Egyptian artefacts found inside King Tutankhamun’s famed tomb has opened at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani was on hand at the inauguration and said the exhibition gave the public the chance to see the beautiful pieces for the first time.

German conservator Christian Eckmann said the pieces were discovered in 1922 but archaeologist Howard Carter hid them away due to their bad state of preservation.

The 55 pieces of fabric decorated with gold that were found in the tomb of the pharaoh were restored through a joint Egyptian-German project.

The opening of the exhibition also marks the 115th anniversary of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, where many of the treasure of the ancient pharoahs are on display.

The discovery of the tomb of King Tut, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, sparked renewed interest in ancient Egypt.