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    1922 Collection of the Treasures of Tutankhamun

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    In six pages the continued fascination with these ancient Egyptian treasures is discussed. There are two visuals included and seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    the traveling exhibit of Tutankhamun, which stayed "out" for three years. The collection was found in 1922 almost completely intact and has continued to delight us. The  Tomb of Tutankhamun The most famous Egyptian pharaoh today is, without doubt, Tutankhamun. The boy king died in his late teens and remained at rest in Egypts Valley of the  Kings for over 3,300 years. All that changed in November 1922, when Tutankhamuns tomb was discovered by the British Egyptologist, Howard Carter who was excavating on behalf of his patron  Lord Carnarvon. Carter had been searching for the tomb for a number of years and Carnarvon had decided that enough time and money had been expended with little return. However,  Carter managed to persuade his patron to fund one more season within days of resuming the tomb was found. The entrance had been completely covered over during the building of  Rameses VIs tomb (http://www.saber.net/~paloeser/valley.html). Today, the tomb still contains the pharaohs remains, hidden from view inside the outermost of three coffins. As far as we know, he is  the only pharaoh still with- in the Valley of the Kings. The tomb itself is very small and appears to have been destined for someone of lesser importance. Tutankhamuns unexpected  early demise saw the tombs modification, and completion, to accommodate the pharaoh. The only part of the complex that contains wall paintings is the burial chamber. The first  look As he peered through the small hole, Carter was at first unable to distinguish specific objects, because the pale light cast off by the candle flickered constantly. But he  soon realised that he was looking, not at wall paintings, but at three-dimensional objects. They appeared to be enormous gold bars stacked against the wall opposite the entrance. 

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