Filled with Riches — and Meaning by National Geographic Magazine

When Tutankhamun died, objects specially crafted for the burial and heirlooms from his predecessors went with him to the grave. All were believed to accompany the pharaoh to a comfortable afterlife. More than 5,000 objects, from miniature model agricultural tools to room-size palatial shrines, were packed into the 1,200-square-foot, four-room tomb. Here we visualize the categories of those objects in proportion to the number of objects found.