|An ancient statue showing King Tutankhamun, is displayed in front of his golden mask at the Egyptian museum in Cairo|
Now three teams of scientists from Egypt, France and the United States say they have used hundreds of three-dimensional images known as "CAT Scans" to recreate King Tut's face and head 3,300 years after his death.
Tutankhamun was about 19 years old when he died, well-fed with chubby cheeks, a rounded chin and slightly androgynous features.
Scientists say there was no evidence to support speculation that he was murdered. The scans show he had a fractured left leg, which, if infected, could have contributed to his death.
The teams worked independently, but their results were strikingly similar. The image created also bears a strong resemblance to the famous gold mask Howard Carter's team found when it unearthed Tut's tomb in 1922.
Some information for this report provided by AP.