History Embalmed

Tutankhamun Tomb Description

Tomb Access
The Tomb of Tutankhamun (1334 BC -1325 BC) is located in the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank of Thebes (modern day Luxor) and has the reference of KV62. The site of the burial place is cut into the floor of the valley. An entrance stairway of 16 steps descends into the tomb of King Tut. The tomb of Ramses VI, ref. KV9, was subsequently built directly above the Tomb of Tutankhamun.

Tomb Measurements
The tomb of King Tut was hastily prepared due to the untimely death of the young pharaoh, it is much smaller than the normal royal tombs. The measurements, in metres and feet are as follows:

  • Maximum height of the tomb : 3.68 m or 12.07 ft
  • Maximum width of the tomb : 7.86 m or 25.78 ft
  • Total length of the tomb: 30.79 m or 101.01 ft

Tutankhamun Tomb Layout
The tomb of King Tut consists of a series of corridors leading to a series of four different chambers.

  • Entrance staircase descends to a short corridor at the bottom of the stairs

  • The short corridor lead to a sealed doorway leading to a rectangular vestibule, or side chamber, with a small annexe
  • This lead to a second sealed doorway leading to the Burial chamber.  The centre of the burial chamber contained the golden colored shrines which housed the large red quartzite sarcophagus, coffins and mummy of Tutankhamun. The burial chamber is the only room in the tomb which is decorated with paintings
  • The Eastern wall of the Burial Chamber leads to an annexe which was called the Treasury by Howard Carter

Tutankhamun Tomb Description
Each section of this website addresses all topics and provides interesting facts and information about the Golden Age of Pharaohs and of Egypt. The Sitemap provides full details of all of the information and facts provided about the fascinating subject of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

Tomb of King Tut

Privacy Statement

Cookie Policy

2017 Siteseen Ltd