The newly rediscovered mast and boat pieces belonged to the boat in the foreground, meant for King Tut's afterlife.
Credit: Luxor Museum

Missing pieces of a miniature model boat buried with ancient Egyptian king Tutankhamun have been found in museum storage.

The box of artifacts packed by Howard Carter — the British archaeologist who first opened Tut's tomb in 1922 — was recently rediscovered in a storeroom at the Luxor Museum.

"It's the most exciting discovery in my career," Mohamed Atwa, the museum's director of archaeology and information, who found the box, said in a statement. "It's amazing that after all these years we still have new discoveries and new secrets for this golden king, Tutankhamun."