Friday, March 20, 2009

More re unveiling of embalming bed

AFP on Google

This is the same article as the one I posted yesterday, but has a much better photograph of the embalming bed that was reconstructed from wood located in KV63.

Luxor antiquities director Mansour Bouriq told AFP that unlike most beds found in tombs, this one was not ceremonial but actually used for embalming.

"We believe this was a room used for embalming because we found some embalming materials, including herbs, oils and pottery vessels," he said.

Tomb KV-63 was discovered by Egyptian and US archaeologists in 2006, the first to be found in the area in more than 80 years.

It is believed to date from the 8th dynasty (1570-1304 BC), although there was no mummy found inside to enable the tomb to be dated more precisely.


Anonymous said...

There's a mistake in the original article: it dates from the 18th dynasty, not 8th. :)

Andie said...

Well spotted :)