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Zwischen Tod und Grab: Tutanchamun und das Begräbnisritual
Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur
Bd. 34 (2006), pp. 17-31
Published by: Helmut Buske Verlag GmbH
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25157743
Page Count: 15
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Among the funeral equipment in the tomb of Tutankhamun can be made out a group of objects which are closely connected with the rites of the royal burial. E.g. the three famous ritual couches (hippopotamus, lion, cow) served to keep the mummy of the king overnight in one of the big shrines in the course of a four days'/three nights' ritual to prepare him for the new life in the netherworld. Though unfortunately the ritual of the royal burial is not preserved, evidence is available in the private tombs with their representations of the funeral procession imitating royal burial customs.
Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur © 2006 Helmut Buske Verlag GmbH