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Treasures from Egyptian Museum Berlin - Tutankhamun & sister/wife Ankhesenamun

A lovely image of the married couple Tutankhamun and sister/wife Ankhesenamun. She is giving him lotus flowers to scent. www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjEZ2JpiFlE&feature=channel National Geographic: Tut's Treasure Tutankhamun (alternately spelled with Tutenkh-, -amen, -amon), Egyptian twt-ˤnḫ-ı͗mn, [təwaːt ʕaːnəx ʔaˈmaːn]; approx. 1341 BC – 1323 BC) was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled ca. 1332 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known…

Authorities in Cairo announced in July of 2007 that the remains of a mummy discovered in the Valley of the Kings, was that of Queen Hatshpsut, a female pharaoh that ruled in the 15th century. DNA analysis was used to identify the first royal Egyptian mummy since King Tut in 1922.

Image Gallery: Amazing Egyptian Discoveries

Some of the coolest mummies, tombs and body parts found in recent years.

Great moment of Archaeology: Nov 26th 1922 Howard Carter enters the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. He had been working in the Valley of the Kings for years, but on 4th Nov, Carter’s water carrier found the steps leading to the tomb. On 26th Nov, Carter made the famous “tiny breach” of the doorway, and was able to peer into the antechamber by the light of a candle and see that many of the gold treasures were still in place. When asked “Can you see anything?”, he replied: “Yes, wonderful…

November 26th 1922: Howard Carter enters the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun

On this day in 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter and his financer Lord Carnarvon became the first people to enter the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years. Carter had been working in the...

The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Djeser-Djeseru ("Holy of Holies"), is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. The mortuary temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra and is located next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II, which served both as an inspiration, and later, a quarry. It is considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt."

Luxor, Egypt

Luxor is a large historic site in Egypt. It is popularly known as the largest museum in this world w...

Southern Tomb 25 at Amarna was intended for the burial of Ay, who later became Pharaoh, after Tutankhamun. The tomb was never finished, and he later buried in the Western Valley of the Valley of the Kings, in Thebes. The tomb was only partially carved from the rock, with the first part of the pillared hall only being anything like completed. The tomb contains depictions of Ay receiving rewards from Akhenaten and Nefertiti. The tomb also contains a version of the Great Hymn to the Aten.

King Ay’s Tomb

Southern Tomb 25 at Amarna was intended for the burial of Ay, who later became Pharaoh, after Tutankhamun. The tomb was never finished, and he later buried in the Western Valley of the Valley of th…

golden shrine that held a statue

Tutankhamun, the boy king. Discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, king Tut treasures

Tutankhamun ruled Egypt when he was 9 years old he died in 20.

Fit for a King: Largest Egyptian Sarcophagus Identified | Valley of the Kings | LiveScience

Fit for a King: Largest Egyptian Sarcophagus Identified

The largest ancient Egyptian sarcophagus has been identified in a tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, say archaeologists who are re-assembling the pharaoh's box.

Pharaonic embalming bed restored from fragments.  It was discovered in pieces in a tomb next to King Tut’s in the Valley of the Kings.  No mummy was found inside the tomb, so they can’t date the bed exactly, but they think it dates to the 8th dynasty (1570-1304 BC).

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A newly discovered burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings provides a rare glimpse into the life of an ancient Egyptian singer

Tomb of the Chantress

A newly discovered burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings provides a rare glimpse into the life of an ancient Egyptian singer