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Sailing Through the Afterlife


King Tut was entombed around 1323 B.C with everything he needed in the afterlife.

In 1922, the tomb was discovered and King Tut’s golden death mask went on to garner great acclaim, but one of the ruler’s lesser-known antiquities got lost in the shuffle.

Parts of a miniature boat model—a boat that was intended to catch fish for the emperor, so he wouldn’t go hungry—were lost. The mast, rigging and miniature wooden head got wrapped in a 1933 newspaper and were listed as missing in 1973.

Now, a museum curator preparing for a major exhibit has rediscovered the missing boat parts in a box. You can read more about it in this article from LiveScience.