The Annex of Tutankhamun Tomb

The Annex of The Tomb of King Tutankhamun and its Objects

On their first day in the tomb, 27 November 1922, Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter saw the annex through a hole looters. The chaos of this storeroom convinced to delay his game until the rest of the tomb was empty, five years later.

Despite being the smallest of the four rooms in a funerary complex of Tutankhamen, the appendix contains nearly half of the total contents of the tomb. It was stacked with hundreds of reed baskets and pottery jars, containing provisions for the dead king. Royal furniture and the boxes were scattered among developed these ordinary objects.

The Annex of Tutankhamun Tomb

The Annex of Tutankhamun Tomb

The Annex of Tutankhamun Tomb

Footprints and fingerprints were everywhere, some belonging to thieves and other cemetery officials who tried to restore order in the grave. Apparently, the guards were added to the confusion in the appendix by using it as a dumping ground for anything that could not be returned to its rightful place in other rooms. Carter guessed that many of the finest pieces in this simple pantry originally belonged in more formal rooms of the tomb.

The ground was littered with Annex more than three feet below the door, and a complex, almost acrobatic operation was necessary to clear a small working space inside. held by the sling around their chest, archaeologists swung above the threshold to remove the first parts. Even after standing room had been cleared, the objects were still in precarious piles, which were braced to prevent collapse.

When the parasite was last saved and removed from the schedule, while the tomb was empty - except for the mummy of the pharaoh's sarcophagus resting there. It was the spring of 1928, and six and a half years had passed since the workers had discovered the entrance steps. Four years of laboratory work remained before the last treasures of Tutankhamen would leave the Valley of the Kings in 1932.


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