For the first time ever, Egypt is beginning a project to restore the gold-covered sarcophagus of the Boy King. The country is opening a new museum next year, so the outer coffin of pharaoh Tutankhamun is getting a shine up.
Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany says the container is made of wood and gilded with gold. The entire pains-taking project will take at least eight months. He continues to explain, "the state of conservation is very fragile, as it was never restored since 1922!" That's when tomb was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter. It was an intact 3,000-year-old tomb and the treasures it held.