13 March 2014

Tutankhamun's necklaces

Sheik Hussein: at the Ramessium Rest House holding a picture of himself as a boy wearing one of Tutankhamun's necklaces
Sheikh Hussein Abd el Rassuhl, who lived on the West Bank at Luxor in the village of Qurna, is now deceased, but he was the last remaining member of the Howard Carter expedition that excavated the tomb of Tutankhamun, Sheik Hussein was a 12 year old when he was working, as a house-boy, in Howard Carter's house,Howard Carter asked him to wear the necklace for a photo as he thought the young boy Hussein probably looked similar to Tutankhamen at the same age.
photo: © 2003 Greg Reeder

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