Explore the story told by these priceless burial objects, and learn what science has revealed about King Tut’s life and death.
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During the mummification process, Tutankhamun’s organs were removed, individually wrapped in linen bandages, and laid in four miniature coffinettes. These coffins were then placed inside a stunning alabaster box kept in a golden canopic shrine. These coffinettes held the king’s liver and was protected by the goddess Isis and Imseti, one of the four sons of the god Horus.
A beautiful chalice, or wishing cup, sat just inside the doorway to Tutankhamun’s tomb. It was carved from a single piece of translucent alabaster. The king’s name is engraved on the cup, along with a wish that he be granted eternal life: “May your “ka” live millions of years, may your eyes see wonderful things.”
Egyptian gods took various forms. Horus, the son of Osiris and god of the Netherworld, was also the sun god, the god of the universe, and Horus the Elder. The pharaoh himself was the “living Horus”.
This ceremonial bed was probably made especially for Tutankhamun’s funeral. The carved lion feet represent the most powerful animal in the ancient Egyptian cosmology. The carvings of gods on the bed’s headboard provided protection for the king, keeping him safe from the dark forces intent on harming him.