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Including the mummy identified as Queen Hatshepsut.

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Including the mummy identified as Queen Tiye.

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

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Featuring the mummies of Tutankhamen and his children. Still in preparation.


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XXI'st
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21'st Dynasty Coffins from DB320
  Examine the coffins
of 21'st Dynasty Theban Rulers.


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Special Exhibits

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.

Special Section:
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
with the Royal Mummies

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

Special Section:
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.)

 

 


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The Coffins of Djedptahiufankh

   With the exception of a missing gilded left hand, the ornately decorated coffins in which the mummy of Djedptahiufankh was found were virtually intact. (The hand may have come off as the result of rough handling when the coffin was moved into place in the tomb, and does not necessarily indicate illicit activity.) A close examination of the inscriptions on these coffins indicates that they were not originally made for Djedptahiufankh but had previously belonged to an individual named Nesshuenopet. The coffin board which was discovered covering the mummy was also not originally made for Djedptahiufankh, but, due to its stylistic differences from the outer and inner coffins, does not appear to have come from Nesshuenopet’s burial equipment. The person for whom it had been fashioned cannot be determined.
   From the intact condition of Djedptahiufankh's mummy, it is safe to assume that his burial had not been disturbed by plunderers who had destroyed his original coffins. The coffins in which he was found should therefore not be considered as replacements for burial equipment that had been damaged but were most likely donated by their previous owners and are the ones in which Djedptahiufankh was originally interred. This may indicate that he had died unexpectedly at a young age, prior to completing a coffin set for himself. The youthful appearance of his mummy tends to confirm this.
   Djedptahiufankh's coffins and coffin board display important stylistic differences from those used in the other 21’st Dynasty coffins found in DB320. The funerary collars are depicted as being much larger than those on earlier 21’st Dynasty coffins and extend down almost to the waist. Crossed “mummy braces” (or stola) also appear superimposed upon the collars and extend between and below the hands. These stylistic features were later developments in coffin decoration and place Djedptahiufankh's coffins and coffin board in the type Y-V category which did not appear until the end of the 21’st Dynasty. (Source Bibliography: CCR, 200ff., pls. LVII, LIX, LX; DRN, 201, 207, 212; MiAE, 293, 294 [ill. no. 296-V], 230-233.) Source Abbreviation Key

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Djedptahiufankh's outer coffin. Photo by
Heidi Kontkanen on Flickr .


Outer coffin lid and interior of outer coffin.
From Georges Daressy's Cercueils des cachettes royales (Cairo, 1909.)
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Inner coffin lid and interior of inner coffin.
From Georges Daressy's Cercueils des cachettes royales (Cairo, 1909.)
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Coffin board.
From Georges Daressy, Cercueils des cachettes royales (Cairo, 1909.)
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Gilded mask of Djedptahiufankh's inner coffin.
(Photo credit: CESRAS
.)

 


Side panel of Djedptahiufankh's outer coffin with inner coffin visible within.
(Photo credit: CESRAS
.)

 


Foot of inner coffin.
(Photo credit: CESRAS.)

 


Detail of painted collar on inner coffin.
(Photo credit: CESRAS
.)

 


Detail of coffin decoration depicting Osiris.
(Photo credit: CESRAS
.)


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 Djedptahiufankh provide a valuable photographic record of these beautiful objects, currently on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. More close up images of this coffin's decorations and inscriptions may be seen by going to the CESRAS Djedptahiufankh photostream.


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