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Fancy Feet

Fancy Feet

The King Tutankhamun mummy was wrapped in layer upon layer of jewelry, offering an unprecedented look at the wealth of Egyptian royalty. A sheath of gold—shining like the perpetually reborn sun—capped each of his toes to protect them on the perilous journey to the afterlife.

Photograph by Harry Burton, Griffith Institute, Oxford
1925, previously unpublished in NGM
From Treasures of Egypt, 2003

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