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Admire the splendor of the treasures of Tutankhamun, the legendary artifacts found in the young king's tomb. View his golden coffin and marvel at the skill of artisans who created exquisite jewelry from gold, semiprecious stones, and glass more than 3000 years ago.

The Royal Collection

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The treasures of Tutankhamun, which include his coffins and the different types of jewelry, are the highlight of the museum's collection.

The Burial Chamber of Tutankhamun

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The Burial Chamber of Tutankhamun

Because Tutankhamun died unexpectedly, he was placed in a tomb filled with four huge wooden shrines to substitute for the long galleries and chambers of other royal tombs.

Writing and Scripts

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Writing and Scripts

The ancient Egyptians used pens made of reeds and wrote on papyrus. Four scripts, the hieroglyphic, hieratic, demotic, and Coptic, evolved over several thousand years.

Beauty and Cosmetics

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Beauty and Cosmetics

Scenes from tomb walls reveal how upper-class women enhanced their beauty.

The Jewelry of Tutankhamun

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The Jewelry of Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun's jewelry is noted for its originality. Ancient Egyptians wore pieces of jewelry as accessories and amulets with magical properties based on the color of their stones.

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