When the Falcon Had Flown: Evidence of Approximate Order in Burial Paraphernalia – Part II

When the Falcon Had Flown: Evidence of Approximate Order in Burial Paraphernalia – Part II

A great deal of ritualistic activity was involved in the burial of royals in the ‘Valley of the Kings’. This apart, stocking their tombs with everything that they would need in the Afterlife was crucial. The procedures seem to have followed a definite pattern as laid down since time immemorial. So, was the chaotic arrangement of funerary goods Howard Carter encountered in Tutankhamun’s tomb an exception?

(Read Part I here)

Tutankhamun’s Burial Chamber, looking in from the Antechamber. Straight ahead, the north wall shows various funerary scenes involving the deceased pharaoh. The modest size of KV62 and its inadequate decoration have for long baffled Egyptologists.

Tutankhamun’s Burial Chamber, looking in from the Antechamber. Straight ahead, the north wall shows various funerary scenes involving the deceased pharaoh. The modest size of KV62 and its inadequate decoration have for long baffled Egyptologists.


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