"A team of Egyptian archaeologists, led by antiquities supremo Zahi Hawass, made the discovery in the Valley of the Kings in the ancient city of Thebes, the modern-day Luxor, in southern Egypt.
"The eight baskets contained large quantities of doum fruits, which have been well preserved," Mr Hawass said in a statement.
The fruit baskets are each 50 centimetres high, the antiquities department said.
The sweet orange-red fruit, also known as the gingerbread fruit, comes from the doum palm, a native of southern Egypt, and was traditionally offered at funerals.
Twenty pear-shaped containers, one metre in height and bearing Tutankhamun's official seal were also discovered."