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Golden Treasures

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Tutankhamun's mask

Tutankhamens mask

Tutankhamun was king of ancient Egypt in the 14th century BC. TO 1922 fabulous treasures were found in his tomb by archaeologist Howard Carter. They are now in the Cairo Museum, Egypt. They include a magnificent gold mask, which weighs 10.23kg, It was found inside a solid gold coffin weighing 110.4kg.

Buddha statue

BUDHA STATUE

A 15th-century statue of Buddha is the largest gold object in the world. It is in the Wat Traimit temple, Bangkok, Thailand, stands 3m tall and weighs 5.5 tonnes.

Gold salt cellar

Gold salt cellar

This was made by Benvenuto Cellini for Francis I of France in about 1540. It is made of solid gold, elaborately decorated, and is one of the greatest works of the goldsmith's art. It is now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Fort Knox

Fort Knox

The vaults of Fort Knox, Kentucky, USA, contain the largest amount of gold in one place anywhere in the world. They hold more than

half the country's total reserves - mostly in gold bars.

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