The Ancient Mask

Close Read Passage, 209 words, Informational (nonfiction), Cause and Effect, Level W (Grade 4), Lexile 990L

Museum workers in Cairo, Egypt, break a priceless burial mask from King Tut's tomb. They try to hide their mistake, but to no avail. Eventually the mask is repaired and returned to the museum, where it remains one of the most popular exhibits today.

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