TutanKhamen Mummies

TUTANKHAMEN

, known to many as King Tut, was probably just a boy when he was crowned pharoah in the 18th . He was still a teenager when he died of unknown causes and was entombed in the Valley of Kings. Although was not one of the distinguished or important pharoahs in his own time, he has a very special place in ours.
Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter. Over the next several years, Carter’s expedition carefully uncoverd the riches within, including the gold mask above. A number of mysterious deaths that followed the opening of the tomb set off wild rumors of a ’s curse.

Today, Tut is known to countless the over, in part because his is the only pharoah’s tomb ever discovered intact. Tut’s burial site had somehow escaped pillaging by grave robbers for over 3000 years. His mummy and its magnificent solid gold sarcophagus, along with wall paintings, furniture, weapons, games and other have survived to the present, giving us a unique glimpse at the trappings of an pharoah.

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