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King Tut's tomb was found in the Valley of the Kings. He came early to the throne and died very young. His main claim to fame was that his tomb was the only one to have escaped the tomb robbers.

King Tut, XVIII dynasty, about 1352 BC. This is his golden throne made of sheet gold worked around a wooden base and inlaid with faience, colored glass, lapis, lazuli, and calcite.

Another picture of the throne showing how the king and his queen are depicted on the back. The chair's arms are winged cobras with the legs those of a lion.

King Tut's wooden chair. It is covered with gold decoration and has an open-carved back. The seat curves up at the edges and down the center. The lion's claws are made of ivory.

This alabaster box and boat probably was used to hold perfume and is probably a replica of the funerary barge. It is fourteen inches tall and inlaid with colored glass-paste and semiprecious stones highlighted with gold leaf.

This beautifully painted chest shows the king in battle versus the Syrians. The chest was used to hold the King's sandals.

This gorgeous lamp is made of transparent alabaster and designed in the shape of the Lotus plant. Each cup held oil and a wick for use.

This is the third and innermost coffin of King Tut.

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This picture was taken by a Midland customer and shows the alabaster jars used to hold the king's internal organs as well as one of the three sarcophagus (one inside the other) that held the king's mummy.

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