value of king tut's treasure
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Asked by: marzook-ga
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13 Oct 2004 16:15 PDT
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Question ID: 414468
i am looking for the appraised or estimated value, in today's money,(or at least in 1990s value) in u.s. dollars, of the contents (in whole or in part) of King Tut's (Tutankhamun's) tomb, as excavated in 1922. i found an article saying the golden coffin was worth 6 million in 1980s dollars, and would like to know what it is worth now. doesn't have to be exact, but the more exact the better. am interested in the total value of the contents, (some 5,000 catelogued pieces) or valuations that have been placed on specific pieces. anything like "worth x in gold content alone" is useful, but if there are any insurance estimates from when pieces in the collection toured, that would be great too. the famous golden coffin cover is of special interest.
Re: value of king tut's treasure
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 13 Oct 2004 18:22 PDT
Dear marzook-ga; Thank you for allowing me an opportunity to answer your interesting question. Here are a number of statements regarding the current value of King Tut?s treasures: According to the Museum of Ancient Art in Switzerland as shown in this document dated April 8, 2004, Kin Tut?s treasure, which was on display there was given a replacement value at nearly a staggering three-quarters of a billion dollars: ?Insurers have valued the display of opulence from ancient Egypt?s rulers ? called Tutankhamun: The Golden Beyond ? at about 850 million Swiss francs ($680 million), the museum said.? THE DAILY STAR http://www.iht.com/pdfs/dstar/DS08-08_04.pdf ?Stringent security precautions have been taken to protect the dazzling array of the mostly golden or gilded objects, which are insured for $650 million. They were shipped to Basel on two special Egypt Air flights to guard against the loss of the whole collection in an air crash.? REDDING.COM http://www.reddingpalm.com/newsarchive/20040401date043.shtml ?Egypt has received SFr5 million ($3.86 million) for loaning the exhibits ? the money will go towards building a new museum in Cairo. And the pieces have been insured for around SFr840 million.? ARCHEAOLOGY WATCH http://www.youregypt.com/issue7/archaeology.htm ?His coffin was the most magnificent. It was made from solid gold, and weighed 2,500 pounds. Today it is worth $13 million.? THINK QUEST (cached document) http://126.96.36.199/search/cache?p=Tutankhamun+tomb+%22is+worth%22&ei=UTF-8&fl=0&u=library.thinkquest.org/J002046F/tut.htm&w=tutankhamun+tomb+%22is+worth%22&d=88D625C123&icp=1&.intl=us ?King Tutankhamen?s face was covered by a stupendous mask covered in gold and elaborate decor on the innermost coffin. This coffin is made of 22 carat gold and weighs 296 pounds. It is estimated to be worth 1.5 million dollars.? FREE RESEARCH PAPERS.COM http://www.free-researchpapers.com/dbs/a13/hal221.shtml ?One small, gold-plated chest (coffin), which housed some of his visceral organs, was valued at more than a quarter of a million dollars.? CHRISTIAN COURIER http://www.christiancourier.com/feature/september2000.htm ?A person offered the museum 17 million dollars for the throan (sic). The museum thought the throan (sic) deserved to stay in a museum.? CAIRO, EGYPT http://www.bsu.edu/World2000/research/jarred/g_cairo.htm I hope these provide suitable examples of valuations of the various treaures. Below you will find that I have carefully defined my search strategy for you in the event that you need to search for more information. By following the same type of searches that I did you may be able to enhance the research I have provided even further. I hope you find that my research exceeds your expectations. If you have any questions about my research please post a clarification request prior to rating the answer. Otherwise, I welcome your rating and your final comments and I look forward to working with you again in the near future. Thank you for bringing your question to us. Best regards; Tutuzdad ? Google Answers Researcher INFORMATION SOURCES Defined above SEARCH STRATEGY SEARCH ENGINES USED: Google ://www.google.com SEARCH TERMS USED: Tut Tutankhamun Worth Valued Value Estimate Appraised Today?s dollars Million dollars
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Re: value of king tut's treasure
From: darrenkingct-ga on 20 Jan 2005 00:34 PST
Value is what someone is willing to pay
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