Photo for Tutankhamen Armors - File photo
CAIRO - 28 June 2017: Restoration work on the most important pieces of armor belonging to King Tutankhamen has been completed by specialists at the Organic Artifacts Lab at the Restoration Center of the Grand Egyptian Museum, the center announced Tuesday.
The restoration team documented all work including cleansing with solutions, fortifying and renovation works according to sound tests and analyses before the beginning of the restoration works.
The importance of the armor lies in the fact that it depicts King Tut holding a sword in one hand and two lions by the tail in the other. Lions in this picture symbolize the enemies of Egypt. Above in the sky appears the boy king’s protector, the Sun Circle in wings.
In the same picture, Nekhbet, the ancient Egyptian mother Goddess and protector of Upper Egypt, is depicted stretching her wings and hovering over King Tut in battle to protect him.
British archeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tut, also known as the Golden King for the amount of gold found in his intact tomb. Carter discovered eight pieces of armor among the military equipment inside the 18th Dynasty pharaoh’s tomb in November 1922. Tutankhamun is also known as the Boy King, since he ascended to the throne at age 9 and died at age 18.