King Tutankhamen's Tomb Approx. Time: 3 hours
Activity Level: Moderate

Though small and unimpressive, Tutankhamun's Tomb is the most famous of the tombs, probably due to its fairly recent discovery. The royal seal on the door was found intact. The first three chambers were unadorned, with evidence of early entrance through one of the outside walls. The next chamber contained most of the funerary objects. The sarcophagus was made up of four gilt wooden shrines, one inside the other, within which lay the stone sarcophagus, three mummiform coffins (the inner one being solid gold), and then the mummy. Haste can be seen in the reliefs and the sarcophagus, due to the fact that Tutankhamun died at only 19 years of age following a brief reign. Though extremely impressive to the modern world, the treasures of Tutankhamun must have paled when compared to the tombs of the great Pharaohs who ruled for many years during Egypt's golden age.

Courtesy of Egypt Tourism Board