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Pharaoh's Gold

Pharaoh’s Gold

A gold mask from the treasure trove of King Psunesses
The coffin of King Psusennes
Some of the magnificent gold masks found at Tanis
Solid gold sandals
Gold jewelry excavated from the Royal Tombs
An intricately decorated gold ring
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How did a poor Pharaoh amass a hoard of gold?

King Psusennes reigned during a time of economic hardship in the land of Egypt.

But somehow he amassed a hoard of gold to rival King Tut.

How did he get all the gold?

The secret is revealed in the premiere broadcast of Museum Secrets: Inside the Egyptian Museum.

Better Than Gold

Almost everyone likes gold. But for the ancient Egyptians there was something more valuable.  And for us today there is something in Egypt more precious still. Egyptologist Zahi Hawass reveals both secrets in this Web Exclusive Video: Better Than Gold.

Beg to Differ

Many believe that Psusennes' wife, Queen Mutnedjmet, was buried with him but her mummy was removed to make way for the sarcophagus of her son.

Dr. Phillip Brissaud takes a different view. For 30 years, he has been team leader of the French dig at Tanis, where the tomb of Psusennes was discovered by his predecessor, Dr. Pierre Montet. Phillip believes Queen Mutnedjmet has her own tomb, hidden beneath the sands.

In an interview in Mosaic magazine he talks about his career, his work at Tanis, and his passion for African art.


erin_lawson • #23 • 2013-04-19 00:45:34
i have always been fascinated since i was a young child in ancient Egypt. learning about this just made my interested in the subject even more.