The tomb of Tutankhamen is located in The Valley of the Kings. It was hidden for more than3,300 years. In November 1922, Howard Carter, an expert in the study of ancient Egypt, discovered it.
His funerary mask is perhaps the most impressive piece in the collection. The mask is about 25 pounds of solid gold, inlaid lapis lazuli, carnelian, quartz, turquoise, obsidian, and colored glass.
The beautiful mask is extremely lifelike and attracts the most tourists of any other object on the upper level of the museum. The back of the mask is engraved with a magic formula for added protection of the body
His body was encased in a series of three coffins. Two are on display at the Cairo Museum; the outermost coffin still covers the body of the young pharaoh in his tomb in the Valley of Kings .
One of the coffins was almost 300 pounds of solid gold, the other was wood, layered with gold. Both were encrusted with precious and semi-precious gemstones and engraved with protection spells.
During the process of mummification, his key internal organs were removed from his body and placed into these protective jars. The jars were housed in a chest and the chest was placed inside a large gilded, wooden shrine.
The jars and the chest were carved from white alabaster, quarried from Hatnub, and then carved and painted with hieroglyphic spells. The shrine, along with many other priceless artifacts, was crammed in the small "Treasury of the Tomb".
To the right of the shrine there is a wooden statue of Anubis, the guide of the dead, who sits upon a great chest. Both the chest and the shrine are covered in sheet gold and covered with hieroglyphs .
<ul><li>An alabaster perfume jar </li></ul><ul><li>A gilded and gem-encrusted chest </li></ul>
Here are two beautifully carved alabaster items. The one on the left is a perfume jar, and the container on the right was probably made to hold ointment or sacred oils.
<ul><li>Gilded Wooden Statue Of Tut. </li></ul><ul><li>At the moment of death, his soul would go into the statue to the next world </li></ul><ul><li>Gold statues of Tut wearing crowns of Upper & Lower Egypt </li></ul>
<ul><li>Falcon </li></ul><ul><li>Throwing Sticks For Birding </li></ul>
<ul><li>One Of Many Bracelets </li></ul><ul><li>Ankh or Aunk </li></ul>