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What were some of the treasures found in King Tut's tomb?
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  1. When British archaeologist Howard Carter fond King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922, he found more rich treasures than ever before in an ancient Egyptian tomb. King Tut's mummy was discovered in a solid gold coffin, with two outer coffins, a sarcophagus made of stone and four shrines of wood surrounding it. Other items from among the 2,000 treasures included alabaster vases, chests of jewelry, gilded beds and chariots, a royal throne decorated with semiprecious stones and silver, statues, religious articles and weapons. Although most of the treasures now are in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, King Tut's mummy, outer coffin and sarcophagus are still in the tomb, which visitors can view.

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