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Tutankhamun Funeral

14 June 2010

The Times May 29th …. archaeology correspondent Norman Hammond reported on an exhibition in New York, at the Metropolitan, ‘Tutankhamun’s Funeral’. A decade before the actual discovery of his tomb, some jars and broken pottery, bandages and animal remains, and dried flowers were found in a pit nearby. They were the remains of Tutankhamun’s funeral, too impure to be buried in the tomb but safely hidden not far away. Bandages clearly have dockets with the legend, ‘year 8 of the Lord or the Two Lands, Nebkheperure’ which means almost certainly that Tutankhamun died in his 8th year.

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