Egypt displays previously unseen King Tut artifacts

CAIRO — Egypt is displaying previously unseen treasures from King Tutankhamun’s famed tomb.

German conservator Christian Eckmann says 55 pieces of fabric decorated with gold that were found in the tomb of the pharaoh, better known as King Tut, will be exhibited in public for the first time since its discovery in 1922.

He says the objects attest to the network of social and cultural connections which have characterized the eastern Mediterranean going back to antiquity.

Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani inaugurated the exhibition Wednesday to mark the 115th anniversary of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

The discovery of the tomb of King Tut, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago, sparked renewed interest in ancient Egypt.