Tutankhamun was an Egyptian boy pharaoh, of the 18th Dynasty approx. 1332BC-1323BC, during that period of time is was also known as the New Kingdom, King Tutankhamun ruled Egypt for 9 years.
Tutankhamun’s tomb is one of the most intact artefacts to be ever found in Egypt. The tomb gives us a great amount of information about the Osiris burial of the new kingdom that gives king Tutankhamun a guarantee of afterlife. In the tomb many items were found, about 3,500 objects were found and restored. In the tomb the sarcophagus was found in the room with paintings on all 4 walls. On the four walls each had different paintings. Only the burial chamber had paintings due to Tutankhamun’s unexpected death, they were only given 70 days to prepare the tomb and only had time to paint one room and decorate it. The burial chamber was painted with a few funerary and religious text as well as scene.
Many funerary equipment’s were found in the tomb. The gold death mask was found on the head of Tutankhamun. The death mask had features symbolising each thing. The vulture found on the forehead of the mask represents sovereignty of Upper Egypt and the cobra under the vulture represents sovereignty of the Lower Egypt. A wooden shrine, canopic jars, goddess Selket and Isis protecting Tutankhamun’s shrine.
Four huge wooden shrines or rooms were made, the shrines were placed one inside the other. The walls of the shrines were decorated both inside as well as outside with texts and scene from the book of the underworld “The Amduat”. These texts protects the king in the journey in the underworld.
The mummification of the boy king, was mummified as any other pharaohs, since Tutankhamun died unexpectedly his burial was rushed, probably as he hadn’t finished his tomb and took someone else’s tomb who was to become the next king. They had to rush it before the body decomposed and had to accelerate things. During the mummification process, 4 of Tutankhamun’s organs was taken out...