The “treasures” of Tutankhamun have been marvelled at since their discovery by Howard Carter in 1922. It took a decade to catalogue, remove and conserve the thousands of items in the small tomb. A few of the items are displayed here and on following pages to be added as time permits. The two innermost sarcophagi are displayed in the Cairo Museum, while the outer most one still holds the mummy of Tutankhamun and resides in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
|Tutankhamun’s second sarcophagus. Differences in
its facial features suggest that it was probably
intended for someone else.
|Tutankhamun’s third, innermost sarcophagus.
Beaten from heavy gold sheet,
it weighs 110.4 kg.