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8 things you (probably) didn’t know about Tutankhamun
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tranilanarin.tk Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. At the entrance to the tomb there is a flight of stairs leading to a short corridor. The first room is the antechamber where many of the household items for Tutankhamun's voyage to eternity were found.
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Off this room is an annex , and at the far end is an opening that leads to the burial chamber. This chamber was guarded by two black sentry-statues that represent the royal ka soul and symbolize the hope of rebirth -- the qualities of Osiris , who was reborn after he died.
T he burial chamber contains Tutankhamun's sarcophagus and coffin. Its walls are painted with scenes of Tutankhamun in the afterworld - the ritual of " opening the mouth " to give life to the deceased, the solar bark on which one travels to the afterworld, and Tutankhamun's ka in the presence of Osiris. O ff the burial chamber is the Treasury room, where a magnificent gilded canopic shrine was found. This was the most impressive object in the Treasury. Howard Carter explains what he saw when he first looked into the Treasury:.