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The Tomb of Tutankhamun






The excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun revealed the most complete royal treasure ever discovered. From these artifacts, we can learn about the personal life of the king during the most prosperous era of Ancient Egypt.

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The Discovery of King Tutankhamun's Tomb

In late AD 1922, the tomb of King Tutankhamun was unexpectedly discovered by Howard Carter, who was directing the excavations of the Valley of the Kings at Thebes for Lord Carnarvon.

The Importance of the Treasures of King Tutankhamun

King Tutankhamun's collection is significant because it is the most complete royal treasure ever found. It shows how royal tombs were provisioned and helps us to better understand the Eighteenth Dynasty.

Creating Fire

Egyptians were among the first people in the ancient world to produce fire, beginning in the Predynastic era.

Sculpture Style of the Eighteenth Dynasty

The Ancient Egyptians believed that tomb statues were the living images of the deceased and that they assisted in resurrection. Two distinct artistic styles were used for these sculptures during the Eighteenth Dynasty.

The Furniture of Tutankhamun

Advanced techniques were used in making the furniture such as beds, chairs, stools, chests, jars, tables, and footrests found in great quantities in the tomb of Tutankhamun.

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