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Of all of the mysteries that are associated with ancient Egypt none are more spell bounding than the myths that surround the great King Tutankhamun and his tomb Until King Tuts tomb was discovered in 1922 his name was only known from scattered writings on the walls of the temples but since the tombs discovery the world now knows of King Tuts treasures and even his curse Its is believed that Tut died in 1343 BC No one knows for sure but it is thought that he was murdered This is a theory because of the massive dent that is imprinted in to his skull Some theorists even think that they know who may have killed him It would have been impossible for any common person in the society to get close enough to Tut to kill him So it is said that he may have been murdered by an official or someone else of great importance When opened people were surprised by the fact that his tomb was almost in perfect condition Commonly Pharoahs tombs were robbed of their riches before they were even discovered The fact that his tomb was virtually untouched made this discovery especially important King Tuts tomb was discovered in 1922 by two men Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon Carnarvon was a rich man who owned the right to dig in the valley of the kings Carter mentioned to Carnarvon that he had read Tuts name on the stone walls of numerous temples and so he commissioned the search for Tuts tomb for five years After spending years searching for it Carter discovered a set of stairs that obviously led to his tomb Once inside they went through a series of fake rooms and hidden doors until finally reaching the main chamber There were three different coffins found in the tomb one was made of solid gold Among the other treasures found included rings bracelets and other jewelry Also
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