Raiders of KV 46 How thorough were the robbers who plundered the tomb of
Yuya and Tuyu? How many times was the tomb robbed, and what were the thieves
after? This study of post interment activity in KV 46 provides some answers.
Special KV 55 Section
Follow the trail of the missing treasures from mysterious KV 55.
Special Section: An
Audience With Amenophis II Journey
once more with Pierre Loti as he explores the shadowy chambers of KV 35 in the
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Background Image: Wall scene from the tomb of Ramesses II (KV 7.) From Karl
Richard Lepsius, Denkmäler (Berlin: 1849-1859.)
Special Exhibit The Tomb of Maihirpre
Gallery IV Opened February 25, 2001
Quivers & Wrist Guards
Maihirpre's name translates as "lion of
the battlefield," and some of the objects found in KV 36 indicate that he
may have been a warrior. At left are leather quivers for holding arrows. Above
the two quivers are their covers. The smaller objects in the center of the
photograph are wrist guards similar to the kind used by archers today.
The arrows at right are very simple in
design. Lacking metal or flint arrow heads, they are basically shafts of wood
sharpened into points. The two arrows at the far left of the photograph have
An interesting indication of the role played by animals in
ancient Egyptian life, these two dog collars are made of leather and (from the
designs tooled and embossed upon them) were obviously worn by hunting dogs. Both
collars are dyed a pinkish color and show scenes of horses and panthers pouncing
on wild gazelles. The collar at the right has metal studs. The one on the left
is inscribed with the name of the dog who wore it: Tantanuit. The
placement of these collars in his tomb shows how much Maihirpre must have valued