The nearly intact tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. He ruled c.1333 BC 1323 BC. The discovery of the tomb sparked a renewed interest in ancient Egypt worldwide. It's widely believed that Tutankhamun was the son of Akhenaten. He is often refered to as the 'Boy King' as he was only 19 years of age when he died. The cause of his death is not known for sure, but the general consensus is that it was accidental. Examination of his mummy has shown that he had suffered with a severe strain of maleria and had broken his leg at some stage, there is also evidence of bone disease and a trauma to the head. King Tutankhamun's mummy still rests in his tomb in the Valley of the Kings and is on display to the public. Below are a few examples of some of the treasures found within his tomb and coffin.


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