Flashcards in Tutankhamun tomb Deck (15)
What is the reference number for the tomb?
Who discovered the tomb and when?
Howard Carter 1922
When did he come to the throne and at what age?
333BC and he was 10
What age did he die?
Who was he buried with?
2 stillborn daughters
What was unusal about his burial?
-Not located with tombs associated with royal burials
-Does not follow design of other kingly burials
-Wasn't buried in tomb intended for him- going to be in KV23
How many steps decended into a sealed doorway which led into the antechamber and why is this significant?
16- represents the ground going into the afterlife
Where was the sarcophogus built?
Inside the chamber as it was too big and heavy to carry down
Which chamber was the only chamber to be decorated and why was it unusual?
The burial chamber- in royalty almost all the walls are decorated with scenes from the book of the dead
How was the burial chamber decorated?
It had a golden background and was decorated with scenes from the opening of the mouth ritual and scenes from the book of the dead
- no reference to aten (significant in religion and ritual due to who his father was)
What was on the west wall?
Baboons from the first hour of the book of the dead
What was on the north wall?
Tutankhamun before the goddess Nut
Royal Ka embraces osiris
Depiction of Ay wearing blue war crown of the pharoah- performing opening of the mouth ritual
What was on the east wall?
Spell from the book of the dead
Depiction of the funeral procession of Tutankhamun
What was on the south wall?
Tutankhamun with anubis and hathor
Tutankhamun being welcomed by Hathor, Anubis and Isis