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Amon singer coffin discovered intact
Source: Luxor Times
Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities, said that now the cleaning and restoration procedures are ongoing. The coffin was dated to the Third Intermediate Period (TIP) between (1100-900 bce.) and it is a unique example of the coffin style in Ancient Egypt during the XXI Dynasty. The name of the mummified Singer is yet to be identified after cleaning the inscriptions on the coffin.
“The wooden coffin is plaster with gypsum and measures 181cm X 48cm X 50cm. The mummy inside is wrapped and the arms crossed underneath. The face details are carefully patterned. The sides of the coffin shows scenes of Thoth, Anubis, Osiris, Nut, Isis and Horus 4 sons as well as hieroglyphic inscription which is being studied to know more about the deceased.”
Dr. Abd El Hakim Karar said.