The box contains one plaster block with a buried mummy and four Egyptian "treasures", a digging tool, a brush, and the Egyptian Tomb adventure board game with four Egyptian game checkers and dice. Also, there are detailed instructions and interesting facts about Ancient Egypt. The idea is excellent, but I was somewhat disappointed with the quality; the game board is by rather thin paper and the plastic treasures are very cheap looking.
I bought this for my ten year old nephew and it was a great success. When he unwrapped the gift, he was really excited and immediately wanted to play with it. I was amazed by his precision and skill when we started the excavation, but as he had some similar toys before, he said that the digging tool could have been better. Also, we where both disappointed when we discovered that the game checkers and the dice were not buried separately, but were inside the mummy case, so there were fewer things to dig out than we expected. It must be noted that the excavation takes some time and although this includes a board game, the child will have to dig out the parts before playing. Also, you might like to get gloves and other protective gear for the child and the house, as the plaster gets really messy. The facts about Ancient Egypt that are in the booklet are nice, but if the child is familiar with the subject, they are very basic, interesting conversation starters though.
In total a great gift for children that is fun and a great way to talk about Ancient Egypt. Also as it is in a nice box, it is really easy to gift-wrap.