Tutankhamun, affectionately known as King Tut, is arguably the most famous pharaoh of ancient Egypt, and if you’ve ever dreamed of visiting his tomb, you’d better hurry up. It’ll be closed to the public by the end of the year.

The “Guardian” is reporting that Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities is closing Tut’s tomb because of the damage caused by the countless number of people who have visited the tomb since its discovery in 1922.

In its place will be a replica of the tomb for visitors to admire, but it undoubtedly will not be the same experience. But maybe King Tut, who took the throne at the age of 10 and died mysteriously at the age of 19, can finally rest in peace. Oh, and you won’t have to worry about falling victim to the infamous mummy’s curse.

In 2007, King Tut's mummy was transferred to a climate-controlled glass chamber for public display (Media Credit/Kenneth Garrett, National Geographic)

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