View of the mummy of King Amenhotep II (r. ca. 1427-1401 BC) in the king’s original sarcophagus. Tomb of Amenhptep II (KV35), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.
His mummy was discovered still inside its original sarcophagus in March 1898 when it was excavated by the French archaeologist Victor Loret. The tomb also contained a cache of the mummies of eight other kings and queens, moved there during the Third Intermediate Period to protect them from the ravages of grave robbers.