Tutankhamun mask made from coffee cups breaks Guinness World Record
Updated 13:13, 30-Dec-2019

Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities held a ceremony at the Grand Egyptian Museum near Cairo on Saturday to celebrate the Guinness World Record for the largest mosaic ever made from coffee cups. 

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said 7,260 coffee cups were used to create a giant gold mask of ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun covering an area of 60 square meters.

Talal Omar, Guinness World Records' Middle East & North Africa regional director, announced at the ceremony that the pattern set a new record for the number of paper cups used and the amount of space they cover.

According to the report, the previous record, set in 2012 by an American, was a picture of Elvis Presley's face made of 5,642 coffee cups, covering an area of 37.24 square meters.

(Cover: A golden mask of Tutankhamun made from coffee cups was photographed in Egypt, on December 28, 2019. /Xinhua News Agency Photo)