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October 7 2013

Replica of Tutankhamun’s tomb aims to divert tourists from threatened site


An exact replica of the tomb of Tutankhamun is set to be installed near the 3,000-year-old original, in what one of the world’s leading Egyptologists has called a revolutionary development in Egyptian archaeological conservation.

Officials hope the £420,000 project will prolong the life of the original while promoting a new model of sustainable tourism and research in a country where many pharaonic sites are under severe threat.

Related: Unmasking Tutankhamun : the figure behind the fame

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