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The incredible details of Egypt's ancient wonders revealed

Love Exploring Logo By Gemma Prince of Love Exploring | Slide 3 of 29: Nicknamed the death mask, it weighs roughly 10.23kg (22.5 pounds) and shows the king wearing a royal neme (meaning striped) headdress and fake beard. On his forehead are the goddesses Nekhbet (a vulture) and Wadjet (a cobra) while the back of the mask features inscriptions from the Book of the Dead, an ancient text. The mask is one of the most iconic symbols of ancient Egypt.

The funerary mask of Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings, Luxor

Nicknamed the death mask, it weighs roughly 10.23kg (22.5 pounds) and shows the king wearing a royal neme (meaning striped) headdress and fake beard. On his forehead are the goddesses Nekhbet (a vulture) and Wadjet (a cobra) while the back of the mask features inscriptions from the Book of the Dead, an ancient text. The mask is one of the most iconic symbols of ancient Egypt.
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