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Subject: value of king tut's treasure
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: marzook-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 13 Oct 2004 16:15 PDT
Expires: 12 Nov 2004 15:15 PST
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.
Subject: Re: value of king tut's treasure
Answered By: tutuzdad-ga on 13 Oct 2004 18:22 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
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.?

?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.?

?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.?

?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)

?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.?

?One small, gold-plated chest (coffin), which housed some of his
visceral organs, was valued at more than a quarter of a million

?A person offered the museum 17 million dollars for the throan (sic).
The museum thought the throan (sic) deserved to stay in a museum.?

I hope these provide suitable examples of valuations of the various treaures.

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marzook-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
super fast and complete, and the links answered any remaining
questions i had. thanks!

Subject: 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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