Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of a Pharaoh (DK Discovery Guides)
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Dramatic "eyewitness" accounts, vivid story-telling, stunning photographs, pull-out details and exploded views bring key historical events to life in this exciting new series.
watched the judgement. 39 This Osiris bed was found in the treasury of Tutankhamun’s tomb, still filled with dried-out germinated corn. Discovery Series ABC Spreads 216mm x 276mm UK L I F E 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 FACT file When a Pharaoh was crowned, he was given a series of five names that made up his formal title. These are
and measured, and further notes were taken. All the information was put on filing cards. contents were very fragile or likely to decay immediately, so preservation was necessary. Only urgent work was done at the site, long-term work would take place at the Cairo Museum. Post mortem The team used the outer corridor of the laboratory tomb for the post mortem on Tutankhamun’s mummy. Relief carvings on the walls of the tomb wool and packed into crates. These were loaded on to a Decauville railway
would like to thank: Venice Shone and Peter Radcliffe for design help; Angela Koo for research; Lee Thompson for picture research. The Ancient, Art and Architecture Collection: Ronald Sheridan 19t, 21cra; John P.Stevens 43cr; The Ancient Egypt Picture Library: 11cr (below), 39cr, 41tl, 47cr (below); AKG, London: 23b, 41tr; Erich Lessing 34/35c, 36tr, 47bc; The Bridgeman Art Library: Egyptian National Museum, Cairo/Giraudon: 25tr; British Museum: 28bl/tr, 31tl/tr, 38tl, 38/39b, 41cr, 44cra/c
annexe was only 4.4 m (14 ft 3 in) long and 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in) wide, but it contained over 2,000 objects. It was intended as a storeroom for oils, ointments, food, and wine. Haste and lack of space meant it was also used to store objects like the beds and chairs, which should have gone in the antechamber or treasury. Carnarvon’s SADLY, LORD CARNARVON did not death certificate live to see more than the first stages of the work in the tomb. In February 1923, he cut a mosquito bite on his face while
funeral, everyone who was to take part in the procession to the tomb met at the royal palace. Mourners began their public grieving, while servants assembled all the goods to be placed in the tomb. FUNERAL BARGE To cross the Nile, the pharaoh’s mummy was laid on the deck of a barge, beneath a canopy. IN THE WORKSHOP Special craftsmen were permanently employed making things for the pharaoh’s tomb. THEBES The royal palace was in the capital city, Thebes, on the eastern bank of the Nile. Mourner