Tutankhamun’s Treasures

Tutankhamun is believed to have ascended the throne around the age of eight/nine years and at the beginning of his reign he married his sister Princess Ankhesenamon (originally called Ankhesenpaaton), daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. 

Born in 1334 BC and died around 18 years old. He actually has the smallest royal tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Tombs were thought to be magical and all that Tutankhamun was buried with would help him in the afterlife.

During the mummification process the organs were Tutankhamun’s mummy revealed no evidence of murder. He died at the tender age of eighteen or nineteen years old. Archaeologists believe he died from illness.

At last have made wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact; re-covered same for your arrival; congratulations.”

Telegram from Howard Carter to Carnarvon, November 5, 1922

This pictorial chain is decorated with scarabs made from Lapis lazuli. The amber centre represents the journey of the morning sun. Two snakes guard the sun disk at the side of the scarab beetle with hieroglyphics of life, stability and beauty.

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This artifact was worn but the water-boy who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun. Hussein Hassan Abd el Rassuhl was name of that boy. At 12 years old he was working as a water boy for Howard Carter. He discovered the top of the staircase to the tomb, then the digging and discovery began…

ca. 1325 B.C., Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt — Howard Carter and Callender, who discovered the stone sarcophagus, open Tutankhamun’s tomb at Thebes, Egypt, in 1922. — Image by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS

Tutankhamun was erased from history by his successors. Anything about Tutankhamun was destroyed, statues were defaced and his memory was wiped out until the discovery of his tomb in 1922, which made him the most famous Pharaoh on earth.

When removing the vital organs before the mummification process, the deceased Pharaoh’s head was placed resting on one of these head rests.

This gold coffinette is one of four which would’ve contain Tutankhamuns organs. The liver would be removed and wrapped in Bandages. The coffinettes were put into a box kept in a golden shrine. They were protected by the goddess Isis and Ismeti, the son of the god Horus.

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