Inside the secrets of Tutankhamun's tomb treasures – from a gold death mask to daggers | The Sun

KING Tut's tomb is full of ancient treasures giving a small glimpse of life more than 3,000 years ago.

The young pharaoh's resting place was filled with more 5,000 artefacts, including luxury furniture and gold weapons.

There were even walking sticks belonging to the frail Tutankhamun, who died at the age of 19.

Here's a glimpse at some of the weird and wonderful things uncovered in his tomb.

Death Mask

One of the most famous items found in Tutankhamun's tomb was the distinctive Death Mask.

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This was placed on the young King's face.

It was mostly made of gold, making it weigh over 10 kilograms.


Among the weapons in King Tut's tomb were some very precious daggers.

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One is made with an iron blade, while the other is made from gold.

They were both apparently discovered wrapped up in different layers of the pharaoh's mummy bandages.

Golden sandals

The gold doesn't just stop with jewellery and weapons – it was found on King Tut's feet too.

His mummy was uncovered wearing gold sandals, though experts believe these may have been made especially for his death and not worn when he was alive.

Board games

Several board games were placed in his tomb.

Experts don't quite know the rules of each, but have made some guesses about how they may have been played judging by the pieces.

Some of the pieces were made out of ivory.

Gold buckle

And yet more gold, this time it's a special buckle.

It shows the pharaoh triumphantly riding on his chariot.


Two trumpets were found in the tomb as well.

One is made of silver and the other out of gilded bronze.

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Jars, cups and everything else

There's too much to list everything unearthed in the tomb, but some other noteworthy artefacts include a floral-shaped cup, a special jar with a lion on the top of it, several beds, various boxes, and of course paintings.

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