This massive sarcophagus was unearthed in 1905 from the Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu. They were the grandparents of Akhenaten and the great grandparents of Tutankhamun. Wow!
As you can see, they were extremely important people. The tomb of Yuya and Tiuyu was, up until the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, considered the most important find in Egyptology.
The burial chamber was relatively intact even though it had been robbed during antiquity. Much of the treasure still remained as the tomb robbers didn’t consider many of the artefacts to be worth stealing.
Their mummies survived the ravages of time and were in a state of near-perfect preservation.
Their facial features are easily recognisable and give a good insight into what Egyptians looked like around 1400 BC - 3419 years ago.