The First Moment of the Death in Ancient Egypt. Tutankhamun’s Tomb

The tomb of Tutankhmun is more than a mask, a mummy, Howard Carter… It is an historical document with lots of useful information about the funerary belief in Ancient Egypt. Let’s focus now on the funerary chamber.

Funerary Chamber of Tutankhmun. Image: National Geographic.

Funerary Chamber of Tutankhmun. Image: National Geographic.

The decoration of the funerary chamber.

The funerary chamber of Tutankhmun is the only decorated room in the tomb. The decorative program is not the typical one for a royal burial in Ancient Egypt. Starting from right to left, we find a secuence of images with contains a logic.

East Wall.
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Funerary cortege of Tutankhamun. Image: www.osirisnet.net

On the East wall the funerary cortege is dragging the mummy of Tutankhmun on his sledge to the tomb. That is, Tutankhamun is being taken to the world of the dead; he is facing the first moment of the death in Ancient Egypt.

North Wall.

On the North Wall, the Egyptan artists depicted, on one hand,…

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One response to “The First Moment of the Death in Ancient Egypt. Tutankhamun’s Tomb

  1. Life is the meaning of death as the universe and everything in it gives birth to oneness.Thank You for yoyr pasiion

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