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Tutankhamun's treasure

Tutankhamun's magnificent tomb with its invaluable treasure was discovered in 1922 by British explorer Howard Carter and since then it has inspired people around the world. Unlike so many others, it had never been looted by thieves, and, when opened, it revealed a rich treasure trove of gold, precious stones and beautiful carvings. Tutankhamun lived about 3,300 years ago. He ascended the throne when he was only eight years old and ruled for about ten years during the 18th dynasty until his mysterious death.