Tutankhamun's Tomb Essay

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Since being one of the most intact monuments of Ancient Egypt, the finding of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 is believed to be the utmost significant archaeological discoveries of the century. The treasures found were stored in the following parts of the tomb the Antechamber Annex, and then the Burial Chamber and Treasury. The Ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife. The customs and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians called for the preservation of the body and extensive provisions for the after-life which were buried with them in the tomb. These treasures were seen as a continuation of the life of the Pharaoh before his death. It was therefore seen as essential that the favourite items belonging to King Tut would be buried …show more content…
He was usually portrayed as a half human, half jackal. It sits on a golden shrine with compartments containing materials which belong to the rituals of mummification, including pharaoh sceptre and pectoral ornaments wrapped in linen witch could have been worn by priests during mummification.

The Inlaid Diadem with Vulture and Cobra is an example of craftsmanship. The golden diadem also known as a royal headdress, was found on the head of King Tutankhamun’s mummy. The headdress is made of gold, coloured glass, and semiprecious stone. The headband secures in the back so it can fit over a wig. Attached to the hinges are two flexible gold ribbons decorated with the cobra and vulture. Additionally, a set of longer ribbon-like pieces hang down and are inlaid with circles of semiprecious stones. A hooded cobra and a vulture face out from the headband to protect the king from harm throughout his journey into the Afterlife. The cobra and the vulture are detachable and could have been used with other headdresses. In addition to being decorative, the winding line of the body of the cobra ran across the crown of the head, stabilizing the diadem. The gold reveals the wealth which dated back to the 18th century which is signified as the most prosperous era of Ancient Egypt. It also reveals the trade and strong relations and cultural influences with the regions of the Ancient Near East, especially those of the north eastern territories and