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Content of King Tut's Tomb

The content of the King Tut's tomb contained such fabulous treasures that the very thought fills people with awe inspiring wonder. The spectacular find by Howard Carter in November 1922 produced approximately 3,000 separate objects, many of which were pure gold. There were so many artefacts that Howard Carter spent 10 years clearing and cataloguing the items in the tomb of King Tut. There were so many items that we have not listed these items individually, but never-the-less this page will provide and indication of the fabulous wealth and treasures - the content of King Tut's tomb.

King Tut's Tomb - the Treasure found in the tomb
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 measuring 3.68 m or 12.07 ft high, 7.86 m or 25.78 ft wide and 30.79 m or 101.01 ft long. The antechamber was piled high, in disarray, with gold-covered furniture and dismantled chariots. The annex was full of more gold covered furniture, jars of precious oils and ointments and also food and wine. The burial chamber contained the gold covered shrines and coffins of Tutankhamun including the fabulous solid gold coffin and the famous Death Mask of King Tut.

The 'Treasury' was guarded by the magnificent statue of the god Anubis and contained jewel chests containing priceless jewelry, model boats and the golden shrine which contained the canopic jars which housed the internal organs of King Tut.

King Tut's Tomb - List of Contents
The following content list describes the breathtaking treasure and different types of objects, many of which were made of gold and silver and encrusted with precious jewels, which were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun:

  • Jewelry including Bracelets, Anklets, Buckles, Scarabs, Amulets, Pendants, Pectorals, Necklaces, Earrings, Collars, Ear Studs and Rings
  • 6 Chariots
  • Couches
  • Chairs
  • 2 Thrones
  • Ritual beds and Headrests
  • Anthropoid (man-shaped) Gilded Coffins and the Solid Gold coffin
  • Shrines - Canopic shrine and Burial shrines
  • Funeral Equipment
  • Naos covered with gold lamina- a shrine in which statues were kept - this naos was empty but decorated with scenes of daily life and hunting
  • Gilded statues - Anubis and life size sentry statues and other statuettes
  • Chests
  • Daggers and other weapons and shields
  • Musical Instruments
  • Scribal Equipment
  • Lamps
  • Ornaments
  • Caskets, Vases and jars
  • 139 ebony, ivory, silver, and gold walking sticks
  • Clothing made of the finest linen - 50 garments including tunics, kilts, gloves, scarves and headdresses
  • Ostrich fans and Golden Fans
  • Games - Ebony gaming boards including Senet
  • Food and Wine - 30 jars of wine
  • Perfume, oils and ointments

Content of King Tut's Tomb
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

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