Tutankhamun at the Cairo Egyptian Museum

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We visited the Cairo Egyptian Museum on four separate days, and still didn’t see it all. We spent the first day viewing the Tutankhamun Exhibit.

There are thousands of beautiful objects in the Egyptian Museum. You can purchase a 300 page list of all the artifacts at the ticket booth, and more useful guides which cover the museum room by room can be bought at the gift shop to the right of the entrance.

There is a wonderful book that you can order that shows many of the exhibits:

Egyptian Treasures from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
by Mathaf Al-Misre


The Tomb of Tutankhamun

The most famous exhibit at the Cairo Egyptian Museum is the Gold Room that holds the treasures from the Tomb of Tutankhamen. Here are some of King Tut’s golden treasures.

To see other exhibits from the Cairo Egyptian Museum, click here.

Here are some items from the Tutankhamun Exhibit.

 

243emus_sm Tutankhamun’s funerary mask. The mask is inlaid with semi precious stone, faience, and glass. Click for more pictures…
252emus_sm Second and inner coffins. The inner coffin is solid gold and weighs 110 kg or 296 lbs Troy. The second coffin is wood covered in gold. Click for more pictures….
258emus_sm The alabaster canopic chest from Tutankhamun’s Tomb. The four heads used as stoppers for the compartments are Isis, Neith, Selkis and Nephthys. Also the canopic shrine with the sublime statues that guard it. Click for more pictures…
264emus_sm The sarcophagus and the three nested inner coffins were surrounded by four nested gilded shrines inscribed with the Book of the Dead and other funerary spells. Click for more pictures…
241emus_sm Tutankamun’s throne. The throne shows Tutankamun and his wife Ankhesenamun under the benevolent rays of Aten. Click for more pictures…

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Ebony, lifsized, statue that guarded the treasury room of the tomb.