Word of the day ‘TUT as in King

Laurie has it all over the rest of you – about 10 words more! I think I’ll change the second prize from my favorite word to the person who sends the most.

When Howard Carter revealed the discovery of Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s Tomb in November 1922 a rage for Egyptalia erupted throughout the western world. The effects are varied, sadly many historical artifacts were stolen and sold as tourist items, but luckily our lovely Mummy charms are legal and often exquisite works of art and commerce from that time. Ranging from the crude to the precious, they can be lead chrms, 800 gilded silver charms, sterling charms, enameled gold charms, or even tin charms. The value depends on the detail, quality and condition, and of course it helps if the mummy is still inside (although my favorite one was a gift from friends to store ashes, so I don’t mind it not having the mummy at all).

click here for a nice example of a King Tut era Mummy charm

Nicely enameled example of a King Tut Mummy charm circa 1920

Nicely enameled example of a King Tut Mummy charm circa 1920

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