20 Days of Tut. Day 7: Anubis Shrine

20 Days of Tut Treasures. Day 7: The Anubis Shrine. Ah yes, one of my favourites as a dog lover. It is a stunning painted black wooden statue of the famous Anubis,, God of mummification and the afterlife that Carter found guarding the entrance to Tut’s Treasury....

20 Days of Tut. Day 6: Golden Sandals and Toe/Finger Stalls

These stunning gold sandals were just one of 42 pairs King Tut had in his tomb. About 80 pairs of footwear altogether, (just a few less than the average fashionista these days). If you’re wondering, Tut was a about a size 8 or 9 shoe. These particular golden...

20 Days of Tut Objects. Day 5: Tut’s Trumpets

20 Days of Tut. Day 5: Tutankhamun’s Ceremonial Trumpets, silver and bronze. The bronze (copper) trumpet was found by Carter in the antechamber while the slightly larger silver trumpet was found in the burial chamber. What’s most amazing these ancient...

20 Days of Tut Objects: Day 5: Tut as Nefertum (Water Lily)

  20 Days of Tut. Day 4. An Easter lily for you! One of the most exquisite tomb objects and among the first found by Carter is this painted wooden statue of Tut’s head emerging from a blue water lily. I attach my own January 2020 photo of the object from its...

20 Days of Tut Objects. Day 3: Osiris Bed

Day 3: Osiris Bed (Burton Photograph 2024). Happy Easter everyone. It may surprise some to know that the idea of the resurrected was born thousands of years before Jesus Christ. It started with Osiris, first (mythical or real) king of Egypt who long before the...

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