KV62 (Tomb of Tutankhamun)

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KV62 is the standard Egyptological designation for the tomb of Tutankhamun (مقبرة توت عنخ أمون) in the Valley of the Kings, now renowned for the wealth of valuable antiquities that it contained. Howard Carter discovered it in 1922 underneath the remains of workmen's huts built during the Ramesside Period; this explains why it was largely spared the desecration and tomb clearances at the end of the 20th Dynasty, although it was robbed and resealed twice in the period after its completion.

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Overview

Discovery and Excavation

circa 1450 BCE

Architecture

circa 1450 BCE

Burial Chamber
The Burial Chamber is the only decorated chamber in the entire tomb, with scenes from the opening of the mouth ceremony showing Ay, Tutankhamun's successor acting as the king's son. The entire chamber was occupied by four gilded wooden shrines which surrounded the king's sarcophagus. Currently the only item in the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun is his quartzite sarcophagus. The sarcophagus contains the golden coffin which in turn contained the mummy of the young pharoah, Tutankhamun.

circa 1450 BCE

Mummy
The Tutankhamun's Mummy was discovered by English Egyptologist Howard Carter and his team on October 28, 1925 in tomb KV62 of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. it currently resides inside the antechamber chamber, in its original resting place in the Valley of the Kings in the KV62.

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