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AT paintings The treasury provided Carter and his workforce with one other tricky job. Over 500 items needed to be got rid of, catalogued, and preserved. The robbers had reached the treasury too. they'd stolen jewelry and gold figures, yet had no longer disturbed a lot. SHRINES every one of those small wood shrines contained numerous gilded figures of Tutankhamun. meeting of the shrine THE CANOPIC SHRINE contained the king’s liver, lungs, belly, and intestines. those organs have been faraway from the physique to prevent them rotting contained in the mummy. Lid of chest Stone chest Stopper Coffinette Organ 1 all of the 4 organs was once embalmed, wrapped in linen, after which installed a coffinette (small coffin) made from crushed gold. 2 4 hollows have been drilled out of the center of a embellished stone chest. The coffinettes have been put inside of those hollows, which shaped the canopic jars. 20 three every one jar was once sealed with a stopper, carved within the form of the king’s head. The facial expression have been painted in black and the lips have been reddened. Discovery sequence ABC Spreads 216mm x 276mm united kingdom T H E T R E A S U R Y EYEWITNESS every one of these containers have been looted through the tomb robbers. CANOPIC SHRINE earlier than a physique was once mummified, definite inner organs have been got rid of and saved in detailed bins, referred to as canopic jars. this large shrine used to be equipped to comprise the king’s canopic jars. At its 4 aspects stood statues of the goddesses Isis, Nephthys, Neith, and Selkis. Canopic shrine version BOATS there have been sixteen versions of boats for the king to take advantage of within the afterlife. a few have been for crusing around the heavens, others for river trip. “A unmarried look sufficed to inform us that the following, inside of this little chamber, lay the best treasures of the tomb. ” Howard Carter a few of the bins contained a docket – a listing of the unique contents. the full shrine was once 2 m (6 toes 6 in) excessive and 1. 2 m (4 toes) broad. Servants for the afterlife the traditional Egyptians believed that during the afterlife the lifeless king should be requested to accomplish not easy projects, akin to operating within the fields. to prevent this, he used to be buried with shabti figures – servants who might do the paintings for him. Tutankhamun had one shabti for every day of the 12 months. Cornice Linen shroud Tutankhamun’s young children? Gilded sled Shrine four The chest used to be tied with cords to 2 sleds, either made up of wooden coated in gilded plaster. a depressing linen shroud was once laid over the chest. five ultimately, a gilded wood shrine used to be positioned over the chest, crowned by way of a cornice. the finished shrine was once safe via statues of 4 goddesses. 21 A simple wood field present in the treasury contained tiny coffins. each one held a mummified foetus. Professor Derry, who tested the king’s mummy in 1925, chanced on that those have been the our bodies of 2 stillborn child ladies. They have been most likely the kids of Tutankhamun and his spouse, Ankhesenamun. Discovery sequence ABC Spreads 216mm x 276mm united kingdom T H E 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 forty forty-one forty two forty three forty four forty five forty six forty seven forty eight forty nine 50 fifty one fifty two fifty three fifty four fifty five fifty six fifty seven fifty eight fifty nine 60 sixty one sixty two sixty three D I S C O V E R Y In a rope sling THE ANNEXE Plan of the tomb whilst CARTER FIRST seemed around the antechamber, he noticed a HE couldn't STAND at the ground, so Carter needed to commence paintings by way of leaning into the annexe from the antechamber, suspended in a rope sling.