Tutankhamun was buried in not one but three huge sarcophagi. The smallest one here is his beautiful death mask which lay on top of his chest and face. It is considered one of the most exquisite pieces of art ever made. A true gem from ancient history.

Gold encased the pharaoh. The estimated total of what his three sarcophagi and his mask are worth now cannot be estimated accurately - they are essentially priceless.

The lavish coffins and death mask go to show how much pharaohs were willing to spend on their funerary arrangements to ensure a grand journey to the afterlife. No expense was spared.

The next life was as important as this one.