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Tomb of King Tut

The section provides the history, facts and information about the location of King Tut's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, the discovery of the tomb, excavation of the tomb of King Tut and its description. The artefacts, the hieroglyphics, the mummy of Pharaoh Tutankhamun and the fabulous golden sarcophagus and treasures. There is another section on Curse of King Tut (see above links) with details of the tomb discovery and excavation by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon,  with comprehensive timelines.

  • Location of the Tutankhamun Tomb or grave
  • The Purpose of King Tut's Tomb - Religious beliefs and the mummification of Tutankhamun, the Ka, Ba and Akh, the Journey of the Ka, the Eternal House of the Dead and Provisions for the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife
  • Description of King Tut's Tomb - Tutankhamun Tomb Paintings describing the Funeral Procession , Text from the Amduat, his arrival in the Underworld and his his arrival in the Afterlife
  • The Contents of the tomb and Pharaoh Tutankhamun Artefacts - List of Contents and Treasures - gold and silver and encrusted with precious jewels. Contents included
    Jewelry, Furniture, Weapons, Thrones, Jars and Vases, Games, Boats, Chariots, Clothes and Statues

  • The Mummy in the Tomb - Why did the Ancient Egyptians create Mummies? The Process of Mummification. The Discovery of the tomb and the Mummy by Howard Carter and the Secrets of the Tutankhamun Mummy
  • The Red Quartzite Sarcophagus in the Tomb - Definition of Sarcophagus, its Purpose, its Description, Size and Measurements and the Sarcophagus decorations
  • The Outer Shrines protecting the coffins of Tutankhamun - What were the Tutankhamun shrines? Description of the Tutankhamun Shrines
  • The 3 Coffins of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun including the solid gold coffin
  • The famous Golden Death Mask of Tut - Description of the Death Mask of Tutankhamun, The Use of Gold, The Flesh of the Gods, the Nemes, Cobra and Vulture, Make-up, the Beard of the Pharaoh and the Crook and the Flail
  • Funeral of Tutankhamun - The funeral Procession, the Death Rituals, Embalming and Mummification of Tut, the Mummy and the Coffins, Funeral of Tutankhamun and the Opening of the Mouth Ceremony

The Tomb of King Tut

King Tut Mummy
Tomb of Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun Tomb Description
King Tut Sarcophagus
King Tut Mask
King Tut Coffin
Location of the tomb of King Tut
Purpose of King Tut's Tomb
Tutankhamun Tomb Paintings
King Tut Shrines
Content of King Tut's Tomb
Funeral of Tutankhamun

Tomb of King Tut - Beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians and the Afterlife
The Ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife. The customs and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians called for the preservation of the body and extensive provisions for the after-life which were buried with them in the tomb. These treasures were seen as a continuation of the life of the Pharaoh before his death. It was therefore seen as essential that the favorite items belonging to King Tut would be buried with him in his tomb.

Tomb of King Tut
Each section of the Tomb of King Tut 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 King Tut - Tutankhamun!

Life of King Tut
Egyptian Mummies
Who Killed King Tut?
Curse of King Tut
King Tut Treasures & Exhibits
Egypt Travel Guide
Egyptian Pharaohs
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptians
Egyptian Tombs
Egyptian Gods
Ancient Egypt History
King Tut Sitemap
King Tut Index

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