" Tomb of Tutankhamun" Necropolis of Thebes Things to Do Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey

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  Tomb of Tutankhamun
by Kuznetsov_Sergey
 
 

Tomb KV62 in Egypt's Valley of the Kings is the Tomb of Tutankhamun. It became famous for the wealth of treasure it contained. The tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter. He underneath the remains of workmen's huts built during the Ramesside Period. This explains why it was spared from the worst of the tomb depredations of that period.

The tomb was densely packed with items, but they were in great disarray. Carter was able to photograph garlands of flowers, which disintegrated when touched. Due to the state of the tomb, and to Carter's meticulous recording technique, the tomb took nearly a decade to empty, the contents all being transported to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

It is often said that Tutankhamun's tomb was never violated, but this is not true. In fact, it was entered at least twice, and not long after he was buried. There is clear evidence that the sealed doors were breached in the upper corners, and later resealed. It is estimated that 60% of the jewellery which had been stored in the so-called "Treasury" was removed (in my opinion 60% were added!).
You have to buy an additional ticket to enter this tomb. I didn’t make it. I was full of my three tombs. You may be not agreeing with me? Come on!

You may examine this tomb here .

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  • Written Jun 26, 2007
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