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“This was a quicky burial”

Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut)
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Owner description: The tomb of King Tut was discovered in the Valley of the Kings in 1922 by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon.
London, United Kingdom
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“This was a quicky burial”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

On entering the Valley of the Kings and obtaining your ticket you will be charged extra to see the Tuts tomb. Easy access and easy to view. Small compared to the others. His body is there. No photos allowed. Not much to see and definitely no comparison to the other tombs

Visited November 2013
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Redhill, United Kingdom
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“Oops, should have stopped in Cairo!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Nice setting, historical piece of Egyptology, however those wanting to see king Tut face-to-mask should remember that the famous mask and his treasure are on show in Cairo, Midan Tharir...

Visited October 2013
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New Delhi, India
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“Unreal to see the boy king!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Beware folks, this, one of the greatest attractions in Egypt, may soon be out of bounds. A replica, and it is an excellent one, is ready, and the original Tutenkhamun’s tomb, the only royal tomb from ancient Egypt to be found intact, will have restricted expensive entry. Actually, it is not a bad thing, for the rate at which visitors are going now, and the cumulative damage from breathing alone – photography has not been allowed for many years now - may not leave anything for future visitors! Many of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings are already closed to visitors.

Whether it was luck or other powers that ordained this, this ruler, who died at age 19, is now the best known of all ancient Egyptian rulers, courtesy his funerary chamber. Located in the Valley of Kings, this tomb is small and amongst the more modest ones, but even then the feeling of splendour and royalty is unmistakable.

The tomb is heavily guarded, and one needs to pay extra to get in – 100 LE above what you paid to get into Valley of Kings. It’s almost in the beginning, ask any guide for directions.

The reach the tomb, you climb a steep staircase. In a sort of two room chamber, the higher chamber to the left is rather sparse, but it has the mummy. It is unreal to see the stone like body of the boy king, which lies in a glass case to the left today. While some parts of the body, including the skull and legs are there, many parts of the body are missing – apparently stolen by Carter’s assistants soon after the re discovery of the tomb.

The other chamber has the sarcophagus in a glass case in the middle, the walls have some excellent drawings. The figures are huge, and colours are still vibrant, thousands of years later. Yes, it is a bit eerie and awe inspiring to be down there and marvel at the excellent craftsmanship. Note the huge figures of Isis and Osiris and the baboons. You wont have seen cuter baboons anywhere! The tomb itself no longer has the funerary chambers – they are in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

You are unlikely to get much time inside – five minutes is the usual - as guards keep ushering people. While photography is not allowed, there are visitors who bribe guards to take pics, and that is causing considerable damage – do that at the replica, folks.

Visited April 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Small but so well reserved”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Dont make the mistake of going all the way to the Valley of the Kings and not paying the extra to go into Tut's tomb!
It was the smallest one of the all the ones we got to see, but all the colours and drawings on the walls are by far the best and obviously you get to see Tut in his mummified glory!
They will let you take pics down there for a tip, they make a good show of pretending that no one else is allowed to do it, then you come on here and see everyone elses pictures!Bit cheeky, but then thats the typical Egyptian way, dont get something for nothing over there!
It was eerie in there seieng his body, the guard shined a light on to him and you half expect him to start moving, felt like we were in the film The Mummy Returns!
certainly worth the extra!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Elleise1985
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Marbella, Spain
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“Sense of sheer awe.”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

When Howard Carter found these tombs, he must have been more than a little excited, and you can se why. There is possibly more information gleaned from this one tomb than from any of the others and you can see why. Our guide gave us much info which corralated to the books about this young king and his death. The mask is such a small part, but we saw that in the Cairo museum before we came here.
No other words to describe it.....wonderful.

Visited July 2013
Thank Allan D
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