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“Small but worth every penny”

Tomb of King Tutankhamun (Tut)
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Private Luxor East and West Banks Day Trip with Lunch
Ranked #9 of 83 things to do in Luxor
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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.
Reviewed 6 July 2014

You have to pay an extra £10 to visit this tomb but it is well worth it! The tomb is small but brilliant and his body is there. I wouldn't of left without going inside... Well worth every penny!

1  Thank Emma G
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Several times our guide told us that some people find this tomb disappointing, because you have to pay extra to visit and the famous death mask and coffins aren't there!
How they can feel like this is beyond me, the boy kings body is laying there for you to see, as well as one of his coffins laying in state, was simply an amazing moment on our trip!

Be aware that because of a build up of mold the tomb may not be open to the public for much longer, a replica is being built for this purpose, so don't miss if I have the chance!!!

1  Thank Mrjolly1971
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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

2  Thank leslie m
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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...

1  Thank BenMasai
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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.

2  Thank sumansays
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