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KV62
Burial of Tutankhamun
Location East Valley of the Kings
Discovery Date 4 November 1922
Excavated by Howard Carter
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The pharaoh's solid gold funerary mask was laid to rest with him in KV62
The pharaoh's solid gold funerary mask was laid to rest with him in KV62
The wall decorations in KV62's burial chamber are modest in comparison to other tombs in the Valley
The wall decorations in KV62's burial chamber are modest in comparison to other tombs in the Valley

Tomb KV62 in Egypt's Valley of the Kings is the Tomb of Tutankhamun, famous the world over for the wealth of treasure it contained. A portrait of the young Tutankhamun by Winifred Brunton. ... View over the East Valley The Valley of the Kings, or Wadi el-Muluk (وادي الملوك) in Arabic, is a valley in Egypt where tombs were built for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom, the Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Plate LXXA shows detail on a ceremonial walking staff found buried with Tutankhamun; it depicts the two foes, or the Northern and Southern enemies of Egypt. ... Tomb KV61 is an unused tomb discovered in Egypts Valley of the Kings. ... The first glimpse into KV63, showing five mummy cases and many jars. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Painted walls in the burial chamber KV62 (Tutankhamuns tomb) Valley of the Kings, Egypt Photo taken by Hajor, Dec. ... Painted walls in the burial chamber KV62 (Tutankhamuns tomb) Valley of the Kings, Egypt Photo taken by Hajor, Dec. ... View over the East Valley The Valley of the Kings, or Wadi el-Muluk (وادي الملوك) in Arabic, is a valley in Egypt where tombs were built for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom, the Eighteenth through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt. ... A portrait of the young Tutankhamun by Winifred Brunton. ...


The tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter, underneath the remains of workmen's huts built during the Ramesside Period. This explains why it was spared from the worst of the tomb depredations of that period. Plate LXXA shows detail on a ceremonial walking staff found buried with Tutankhamun; it depicts the two foes, or the Northern and Southern enemies of Egypt. ... The Ramesside Period encompasses the Nineteenth and Twentieth dynasties of Ancient Egypt. ...


In design, the tomb appears to have originally been intended for a private individual, not for royalty. There is some evidence to suggest that the tomb was hastily adapted for a royal occupant during its excavation. This is supported by the fact that only the burial chamber walls were decorated, unlike royal tombs in which nearly all walls were painted with scenes from the Book of the Dead. Book of the Dead is the common name for ancient Egyptian funerary texts known as The Book of Coming [or Going] Forth By Day. ...


The tomb was densely packed with items, but they were in great disarray. Carter was able to photograph garlands of flowers, which disintegrated when touched. Due to the state of the tomb, and to Carter's meticulous recording technique, the tomb took nearly a decade to empty, the contents all being transported to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Main entrance of the Egyptian Museum The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to the most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities in the world. ... Cairo (Arabic: ‎ translit: ) is the capital city of Egypt (and previously the United Arab Republic) and has a metropolitan area population of approximately 15. ...


It is often said that Tutankhamun's tomb was never violated, but this is not true. In fact, it was entered at least twice, and not long after he was buried. There is clear evidence that the sealed doors were breached in the upper corners, and later resealed. It is estimated that 60% of the jewelry which had been stored in the so-called "Treasury" was removed. Necropolis officials tried to set things right, but they did so hastily, repacking boxes with the wrong objects (based on inscriptions on the boxes themselves). The outermost doors of the shrines enclosing the king's nested coffins were left opened, and unsealed. A necropolis (plural: necropolises or necropoleis) is a cemetery or burying-place, literally a city of the dead. Apart from the occasional application of the word to modern cemeteries outside large towns, the term is chiefly used of burial grounds near the sites of the centers of ancient civilizations. ...


After one of these ancient robberies, some items from KV62 are believed to have been buried at KV54. Tomb KV54 is located in the Valley of the Kings, in Egypt. ...


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The goal of the Theban Mapping Project is to create a masterplan of the Valley of the Kings and Thebes in general. ...

Further reading

  • The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen, by Howard Carter, Arthur C. Mace.
  • The Complete Tutankhamun: The King, the Tomb, the Royal Treasure, by C. N. Reeves, Nicholas Reeves, Richard H. Wilkinson.
  • Reeves, N & Wilkinson, R.H. The Complete Valley of the Kings, 1996, Thames and Hudson, London
  • Siliotti, A. Guide to the Valley of the Kings and to the Theban Necropolises and Temples, 1996, A.A. Gaddis, Cairo

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KV62 - Древни цивилизации - a Wikia wiki (93 words)
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Гробница KV62 в египетската долина на царете е гробницата на Тутанкамон.
След едно от тези древни ограбвания, някои предмети от KV62 се смята, че са пренесени в KV54.
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