Where is the tomb of Tutankhamun?

Posted on Mar 13, 2022      170

The Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun for a long time remained a personality in whose existence historians did not believe. And it is true, because the ancient ruler of Egypt, according to historical data, did not live up to 20 years, not being able to leave behind any worthy legacy. But in 1922 the existence of Tutankhamun was confirmed when an archaeologist named Carter found the tomb with many jewels, gold tableware and, of course, the sarcophagus.

A little about Tutankhamun

As for the period of the reign of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, this segment of time is filled with many mysteries and riddles. Even at that time, the death of a person at such a young age was considered a rare phenomenon. Historians agree that the ruler could have died because:

  • Death from injuries sustained because of falling from his chariot ;
  • He was killed by detractors who wanted to overthrow the rightful ruler;
  • Tutankhamun suffered from an incurable disease;
  • Pharaoh died because of a bad heredity.

The ruler of Egypt was born because of an intimate relationship between his father Ehnaton and his own sister. Such a thing was not something supernatural, as healers were not aware that incest was detrimental to the offspring. Yes, and Tutankhamun himself took his own sister named Anhesenamon as his lawful wife, but they never had time to give life to their children.

Where is the tomb of Tutankhamun?

The Valley of the Kings is the name of the place that archaeologists have been scouring for centuries since it was discovered. This is where Tutankhamun was buried, along with a dozen close associates and leaders of ancient Egypt. The valley is located on the west coast of the Nile near the city named Luxor (it used to be called Thebes).

The search for the pharaoh’s tomb began as early as 1916, and at that time Carter and his partner Lord Carnarvon were ridiculed in society because they considered their idea utopian. The researchers could produce absolutely no evidence for their own theory of Tutankhamun’s existence, but the public censure did not prevent them from finding investment for their future undertaking.

Intriguing is the fact that when the Egyptologists descended into the tomb for the first time (it was November 25, 1922), they immediately discovered that someone was already in the tomb. Jug fragments and other utensils were lying around, revealing the visit of grave robbers. But for some unknown reason, the treasure was untouched, and the entrance to the tomb was safely sealed. Perhaps the robbers planned to return later, but the place of the pharaoh’s burial was discovered by our heroes.

In the farthest room was found a lot of interesting things: gold jewelry, ornamented with precious stones, household items, two colossal statues of Pharaoh, dressed in sacred crowns and holding in their hands ritual gold staffs. There was even a huge chariot and sawed-off parts of ships, on one of which Tutankhamun was to travel to the other world to meet his ancestors.

The curse of the tomb?

One of the most remarkable historical discoveries did not go unnoticed by the participants of the event. A few years after the discovery of the tomb of the pharaoh, Lord Carnarvon dies, and after that death catches up with about a dozen other people who performed one or another duty. Some of the archaeologists die because of a sudden illness (blood poisoning), some are killed by a close relative, and others commit suicide. In the curse's theory of Tutankhamen’s tomb believed and believe many, but she remained unproved because of too large a gap in time between the deaths of members of the expedition. Yes, and the reasons for the deaths were too different.