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12 h, dec 1, 1323 y BC - Tutankhamun’s Tomb, innermost coffin

Description:

1323 BCE
Gold and semiprecious stones
Egypt
• People started robbing the pyramids, so they built them more secretly in the valley of kings
• Tutankhamun became king after Akhenaton died, Tut returned the capital back to Thebes and worship back to Amun
• Tomb found in 1922 when Carter discovered 12 steps leading to the entrance of the tomb
• Nesting coffins were found, the innermost one was covered in gold
• The coffing depicted him in hisdivine form, skin of gold, crook and flail, hair of lapis and lazuli
• Death mask rested on shoulders, on the back was spell 151b, to protect limbs and bones from the book of the dead

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Kailee Keiser

Date:

12 h, dec 1, 1323 y BC
Now
~ 3344 years ago

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