37/50.- Cairo, Egyptian
museum, Tutankhamun mask
Wonderful, isn't it? Do you remember the first time you saw
this mask? Probably it was at school. I am sure you have seen
this mask thousands of times since then. And here it is! The
In this room you can also admire two golden
sarcophagus. The smallest one is of solid gold. The biggest
one is made of wood and covered with gold.
In the surrounding rooms you can admire the rest of the treasuries
found in the Tutankhamun tomb. This
tomb was located in the Valley of the Kings, in Luxor.
More than 1,700 pieces complete the Tutankhamun
collection. He ruled only for 9 years, and it is not considered
an important pharaoh. His tomb was preserved till 1922 thanks to its
hidden situation. Can you imagine the treasuries the thieves
found in the tombs of the most important pharaohs?