King Tut, in repose
The face of King Tutankhamen, ancient Egypt's "Boy King," was revealed to the modern world for the first time. The BBC reports that "Archaeologists took the mummy from its stone sarcophagus and placed it in a climate-controlled case inside his tomb in Luxor's Valley of the Kings. Until now, only about 50 living people have seen the face of the boy king, who died more than 3,000 years ago."
The move was part of a plan to protect the shrivelled, black body, whic faces further decomposition from overly humid conditions.
The discovery has also led to further speculation on the cause of Tut's death. National Geographic reports that famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass postulated that a chariot accident led to the king's death. While other theories have been tossed around, most experts agree that the age-old murder-myth surrounding Tut's death is false.