Mr. Bogran’s World Studies Classes are creating Ancient Egyptian Death Masks as they study the African Continent. Death Masks were made to give a face to people entering the after-life. Wax or plaster was often used to make a cast from the corpse’s face so that the mask resembled the actual face of the dead. Both men and women were given masks. King Tut’s tomb was one of the most famous because it was one of the few tombs found virtually undisturbed.