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Last Updated: Tuesday November 13 2007 13:52 GMT

In pictures: Tutankhamun exhibition

Miniature Tutankhamun coffin

Treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun - one of the most famous ancient kings of Egypt - are going on show at a massive exhibition in London.

A model of Tutankhamun

Thousands of people are expected to queue to see the objects, like this model of the boy king, which were taken from his tomb in the Valley of the Kings way back in 1922.

Tutankhamun's golden crown, called a royal diadem

They include this gold crown, which is called a royal diadem, and was found around the head of the king's mummified body.

A Tutankhamun statuette

This statuette of Tutankhamun is one of 35 figures of the king and other gods that were placed in sealed wooden boxes in his tomb.

The gold-covered coffin of Tjuya

This huge coffin - known as a sarcophagus - is almost two metres long and was uncovered in 1905. It's thought it belonged to Tutankhamun's great-grandmother Tjuya.

A royal bust

The exhibition is on until August 2008 and features more than 130 treasures from the Valley of the Kings which are all between 3,000 and 3,500 years old.



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