Living: Tutglut

A golden trail across the U.S.

A priestly inscription on the golden corselet around his body assured the newly dead King Tutankhamun: YOUR SOUL LIVES! YOUR VEINS ARE FIRM! Few such adumbrations have ever proved so accurate, if not necessarily in the otherworldly sense intended. Since the discovery of his 3,300-year-old tomb 56 years ago last month, the boy pharaoh has enjoyed a scintillating afterlife in the vision, imagination and, it must be said, the commerce of modern man. The treasures from his Valley of the Kings resting place, shown in packed museums...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!