Tutankhamun, one of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs, is also among the most famous rulers of ancient civilizations. However, in the history of ancient Egypt, there are many rulers who achieved much greater success than Tutankhamun, but their names are not known or forgotten over the years. Moreover, Tutankhamun ruled for only 9 years, from 1332 to 1323 BC. So what turned Tutankhamun into one of the most famous ancient Egyptian pharaohs in history? In order to find an answer to this question, it is necessary to look at the death of the pharaoh, not his life.
The pharaoh’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings was only discovered in 1922, thousands of years after his death. This is why, unlike other tombs of the pharaohs in the famous Tombs area, the tombs of Tutankhamun were not looted! Moreover, Tutankhamun took with him almost everything he needed in his life after death! It took 8 years to catalog the thousands of items in the pharaoh’s tomb chamber! What made Tutankhamun one of the most famous pharaohs in history was nothing but a royal burial chamber! On the other hand, there were some very interesting items among these. Here are 12 interesting objects found in Tutankhamun’s burial chamber…
1. Tutankhamun’s burial mask
One of the first images that come to mind about ancient Egypt is the mask, which is a perfect copy of Tutankhamun’s face. Yes, the mask, which has become one of the most famous images in history over the years, was among the images removed from the king’s tomb.
2. Anubis Statue
It was not expected that Tutankhamun, who was buried with thousands of belongings, would not take with him Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of death and funeral!
Perhaps Tutankhamun wanted a good sleep even after his death! For this reason, the ivory headdress that the ancient Egyptians placed under their heads while they slept with it was often buried.
Of course, the urns that were buried with the demigod ruler of ancient Egypt weren’t ordinary urns. The number of jars placed in the tomb was more than one, and the image of the pharaoh was engraved on all of them. Inside these jars were placed the things that the pharaoh desperately needed in his life after death: his internal organs!
Even as a demigod ruler, Tutankhamun could not escape the scorching heat of Egypt. For this reason, he may have kept the specially embroidered fan that was made for him, even after his death!
6. Board game
Ancient Egypt was a civilization in which many important innovations and inventions emerged. On the other hand, the oldest known board game in the world was born in ancient Egypt. The board game called “Deed”, which we don’t know much about how to play today, was probably one of Tutankhamun’s favorite games!
7. Golden Tiger Head
Cheetahs were very popular animals among the royal family in ancient Egypt. They were associated with strength and power. For this reason, individuals of the breed often imported leopards from Africa. Perhaps due to the popularity of leopards in the royal family, Tutankhamun’s tomb also included a very cute golden leopard head.
Boomerangs, or throwing sticks as they were called in ancient Egypt, were among the favorite hunting products of ancient Egypt. However, they were not as curved as modern arms and were used primarily for hunting birds. Among the thousands of items found in the burial chamber of the pharaoh, there were also these sticks.
9. Statue of Ptah
According to ancient Egyptian beliefs, Ptah was the lord of justice, truth and immortality, the creator of everything. He was also the patron of craftsmen and architects. He was often depicted with a blue hat. Perhaps Tutankhamun thought it wise to take the statue of Ptah with him on his journey to the afterlife…
10. Royal chariots
Over the years, some circles have suggested that Tutankhamun fell from a royal chariot and died. However, the accuracy of this claim is not certain. However, the six royal chariots found in Tutankhamun’s burial chamber can be considered an important sign of the pharaoh’s love for these chariots.
11. Perfume bottle
Among the most interesting objects found in the burial chamber of the pharaoh were perfume bottles with very beautiful designs.
Tutankhamun was buried with a thousand different things when he died. Among these there were some interesting ones. But without a doubt, the most interesting thing in the tomb was the mummified corpse of the pharaoh, which had been preserved for thousands of years, almost perfectly.
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