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Tutankhamun's Treasures

Tut's coffin; 
CMC PCD 2001-278-093 Tut's coffin; 
CMC 2001-272-008 Tut's coffin; 
CMC PCD 2001-278-092

Over 3,000 treasures were placed in the tomb to help Tutankhamun in his afterlife, and the walls of the burial chamber were painted with scenes of his voyage to the afterworld. The chamber contained four gilded shrines, inside which was a red quartzite sarcophagus containing three nesting coffins. Tutankhamun's mummy rested in the innermost coffin, which is made of solid gold and weighs approximately 110.4 kilos (242.9 lbs.). His body was wrapped in linen and over his face was placed an exquisite gold mask.

Mask on mummy; 
CMC PCD 2001-296-048 Tut's mask; 
CMC S98 3499; 
PCD 2001-282-001 Tut's mummy; 
CMC 2001-272-009

Three models of luxury ships (left) were found in Tutankhamun's tomb. The baldachins at the bow and stern are decorated with symbols of the sphinx and the bull. Thirty-two model boats were placed in the tomb for Tutankhamun's use in the afterworld. At right is one of seven similar model barges found in the Treasury room. Barges transported people and goods across the Nile. Since they were equipped with steering oars rather than sails, they would have been towed across the river in a flotilla.

Papyrus painting, modern;
CMC S98-3533; 
PCD 2001-283-030

CMC S98 3497; 
PCD 2001-282-009

Tut's Treasures Gallery
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Quicktime VR Gallery
(5 images, 91Kb total)

Tut's Mask
(7 images, 122Kb total)

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