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Including the mummy identified as Queen Tiye.

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Featuring the controversial KV 55 mummy. Now with a revised reconstruction of ancient events in this perplexing tomb.

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21'st Dynasty Coffins from DB320
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of 21'st Dynasty Theban Rulers.

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The Treasures of Yuya and Tuyu
  View the funerary equipment of Queen Tiye's parents.

 Tomb 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.

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Follow the trail of the missing treasures from mysterious KV 55.

KV 55's Lost Objects: Where Are They Today?

The KV 55 Coffin Basin and Gold Foil Sheets

KV 55 Gold Foil at the Metropolitan

Mystery of the Missing Mummy Bands

KV 35 Revisited
See rare photographic plates of a great discovery from Daressy's Fouilles de la Vallee des Rois.

Unknown Man E  
Was he really
buried alive?

The Tomb of Maihirpre
Learn about Victor Loret's important discovery of this nearly intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

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Tomb Robbers!
Who were the real tomb raiders? What beliefs motivated their actions? A new perspective on the ancient practice of tomb robbing.

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Spend a Night
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Read Pierre Loti's eerie account of his nocturnal visit to the Egyptian Museum's Hall of Mummies.

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An Audience With Amenophis II
Journey once more with Pierre Loti as he explores the shadowy  chambers of KV 35 in the early 1900's.

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Background Image:  Wall scene from the tomb of Ramesses II (KV 7.) From Karl Richard Lepsius, Denkmäler (Berlin: 1849-1859.)




The Coffins of Pinudjem II

         The two coffins, coffin board, and mummy of Pinudjem II were discovered in a virtually intact condition, indicating that DB 320 had probably been the original place of the Priest King's burial. His coffins and coffin board display features characteristic of Type YIIIa XXI'st Dynasty coffins made for males. The gilded hands are both clenched in a traditionally masculine position and hold sacred objects: a djed pillar in the right hand and a tjet knot in the left, respectively symbolizing Osiris and Isis. (The djed pillars originally held by the right hands on the outer coffin and mummy board have been broken off, but the base of the djed pillar remains below the clenched right hand on the mummy board, showing that this was the symbolic object originally placed there.) Ears are depicted as part of the face masks and function as another important gender-marker used on the coffins of males during the XXI'st Dynasty. (Ears are typically not portrayed on the face masks of females on coffins of this period.) The wig is striped on the coffin lids and mummy board in a traditional fashion reserved for men's coffins, and a short square beard adorns the face mask on the mummy cover. A stylistic feature which can be used to date the coffins is noted by Ikram and Dodson, who point out that the vignettes depicting deities are arranged more horizontally across the lower sections of the lids than they are in earlier Type Y (i.e., Yellow) coffins. (Source Bibliography: CCR, p. 95ff.; pls. XLII, XLIII, XLIV; DRN, p. 214, no, 28; p. 256; FP, pp. 207-209; GCSS, pp. 46, 48, 50, 62; MiAE, p. 231, pls. 303-304; p. 330.) Source Abbreviation Key

Outer and inner lids from of the coffins of Pinudjem II from Georges Daressy's
Cercueils des cachettes royales
(Cairo, 1909.) Click to enlarge.


The sides of Pinudjem II's outer coffin basin from Georges Daressy's
Cercueils des cachettes royales
(Cairo, 1909.) Click to enlarge


The sides of Pinudjem II's inner coffin basin from Georges Daressy's
Cercueils des cachettes royales
(Cairo, 1909.) Click to enlarge.


Pinudjem II's coffin board from Georges Daressy's
Cercueils des cachettes royales
(Cairo, 1909.) Click to enlarge.


CESRAS photo of portrait mask from inner coffin of Pinudjem II.


CESRAS photo of gilded hand holding djed symbol
from inner coffin of Pinudjem II.


CESRAS photo of decorative design on inner coffin of Pinudjem II, depicting
the Priest-King giving an offering to Anubis.

The Center for Egyptological Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (CESRAS) maintains an extensive collection of online images available for public use on Flickr and has posted large size scans of many of the photographic plates from George Daressy's historically important 1909 work, Cercueils des cachettes royales, which are featured on this page. The above images of the coffins of Pinudjem II provide a valuable photographic record of these beautiful objects, currently on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. More close up images of these coffin's decorations and inscriptions may be seen by going to the CESRAS Pinudjem II photostream.

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