At least a gilded wood statue of him is gone. This fellow had a difficult reign and following his death things have not gone well. He was made ruler of Egypt at the age of 9. Being the product of an incestuous union he had poor health all his life. His mother was the sister of his father. These Royal rulers!!
Tut had a club foot and necrosis (tissue death) which destroyed bones in part of his foot. Scientists think he had a cleft palate. His immune system was weak which allowed for many infectuous diseases. He died of malaria. He was the last of his dynasty.
Ramses I, the new pharaoh, set about to erase all evidence that King Tut ever lived. Structures were built over Tut's tomb. 3000 years later, 1922, it was discovered. Tut and 5,000 artififacts came to life. (Resource, National Geographic, September 2010)
The latest "pharaoh" Mubarak is missing - at least from his palace in Heliopolis. He is suffering exile in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Fortunately, the Israelis gave the tourist mecca back to Egypt with the 1979 peace treaty. There is no King in Egypt. The next ruler could possibly be a sworn enemy of the U.S. The Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) are not likely, in the short run, to take over. The military seems intent on keeping these brothers on the margin. President Obama has had kind things to say about the Ikhwan. Jimmy Carter's UN Ambassador, Andrew Young, said nice things about the Ayatollah Khomenini, "He is some kind of saint." History sometimes repeats itself.