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Crazy Artifacts, Including A Dagger Made From A Meteor, Found In King Tut’s Tomb

The discovery of the tomb of King Tut (also commonly known as the Golden Pharaoh) was found beneath more than 150,000 tons of rock. His tomb was discovered in a place near the western shore of Luxor called “The Valley of the Kings,” known for housing the tombs of many ancient Egyptian pharaohs. His grave next […]

The discovery of the tomb of King Tut (also commonly known as the Golden Pharaoh) was found beneath more than 150,000 tons of rock. His tomb was discovered in a place near the western shore of Luxor called “The Valley of the Kings,” known for housing the tombs of many ancient Egyptian pharaohs. His tomb, along with many other artifacts belonging to him, were found in a chamber deep underground on November 26, 1922 by archaeologist Howard Carter.

In his tomb the findings were extraordinary. More than 5,000 artifacts were discovered and most became the property of the Egyptian government, although many more artifacts were believed to have been previously stolen by looters who raided the area. Approximately a third of these artifacts can be found on display in an Egyptian Museum located in Tahrir, Cairo.

Some of the finds included six of King Tut’s own chariots, his death mask which was made primarily of gold, two gold daggers, one of which had a blade made from a meteorite, three golden coffins fitted into each other and the latter contained his mummified body and golden vessels with the heads of Egyptian gods, such as Anubis, containing his organs. Today, many of the objects found in his tomb have been moved to museums, however the pharaoh’s body remains in his tomb.

In ancient Egyptian times, their belief was that there was life after death. Since they believed that the afterlife would be very similar to what a normal life was like back then, they felt the need to leave his tomb full of things that the ruler used in his daily life. That is why various things were found in his grave such as clothes, food, beds, cars, headrests and even board games. Ceremonial items that belonged to him, such as thrones, statues and jewelry, were even found in his tomb.