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Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun

In 1922, Howard Carter found the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Pharaohs. The tomb was made of two hundred kilograms of gold and precious stones. It contained Pharaoh’s personal items, jewelry, chariots, dishes, weapons and much more. Of course, the scientist was very pleased with his discovery, but even more he and his colleagues were surprised at another fact. Next to the mummy was a small bunch of dried flowers, which, it would seem, was completely out of place in this case, given the rich decoration of the grave. Scientists suggest that the flowers were left by the widow of Tutankhamun.

The tomb of Tutankhamun and now excites the minds of scientists and travelers. It is still unknown whether the so-called curse of the pharaoh or the sudden death of the participants in the opening of the tomb is valid can be considered a simple coincidence.

The tomb is located in the Valley of the Kings , famous for the tombs of the pharaohs of different eras, next to Luxor (the former ancient capital of the country of Thebes). The Egyptians attached great importance to the posthumous life of the soul and even compiled a “manual” for the successful movement along the afterlife paths – the Book of the Dead. Therefore, the pharaohs, taking advantage of the “official position”, began to build tombs immediately after accession. The longer the monarch’s earthly life lasted, the more luxurious his tomb turned out to be. Tutankhamun had almost no chance of this, because he ruled only 7 years old, died 19 years old under dark circumstances, and did not take any significant measures. If not for his treasures, hardly anyone remembered him today.

The surviving frescoes of the tomb are tangibly touched by the fungus, but it is very interesting to consider them.

That’s why the tomb, contrary to expectations, is not so luxurious: it was built in a hurry. Its size is small, murals are only on the wall under the sarcophagus, but they retained the brightness of colors and the clarity of lines. And this is the only tomb where there is a mummy of its inhabitant.