- from Kings & Queens
If you want to know how rich monarchs of the past were, look at how they lived—and died.
Many kings and queens spent the country’s treasury on jewels, decorative thrones, crowns of gold, and other luxuries. Some even built huge palaces. But perhaps the most impressive examples of royal luxury aren’t homes for the living. They’re homes for the dead.
Egypt’s mighty pyramids are royal tombs. Other impressive royal graves are found in China and India, and in Mayan ruins.