King Tut: Expert takes a look at mummified daughter’s in tomb
Egyptologists have long since poured over the myriad relics found across Egypt. Ancient pieces of history have turned up all over, most notably along the banks of the river Nile in what is known as the Nile valley. One of the most famous names ancient Egypt produced is the fabled King Tutankhamun.
His tomb was found in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings, an area where for a period of nearly 500 years — from the 16th to 11th centuries BC — tombs were cut from rocks and excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom.
Archaeologists and explorers who later dug up these sites were offered countless treasures and secrets about the ancient world.
When King Tut’s tomb was found, a long list of objects were found alongside him, all thought to have been intended to help him in his journey through the afterlife — some 5,000 of them.
One find in particular has shocked researchers for years, and was explored during the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary, ‘Secrets: Tut’s last mission’.
Ancient Egypt: The two mummified remains were found to be King Tut’s stillborn daughters (Image: Youtube/Smithsonian Channel/GETTY)
King Tutankhamun: The great pharaohs tomb (Image: GETTY)
Within his tomb, “the mummified bodies of two baby girls” were discovered, perfectly preserved.