السبت، 8 أكتوبر، 2011

The Importance of the Treasures of King Tutankhamun

King Tutankhamun's collection of treasures is significant for several reasons. The treasures date back to the Eighteenth Dynasty, which is considered the most prosperous era of Ancient Egypt. At that time, Egypt had strengthened relations and cultural influence with the regions of the Ancient Near East, especially those of the northeastern territories and the Aegean Sea, as a result of military campaigns, trade, and the exchange of craftsmen and artists.

Tutankhamun's collection is the most complete royal treasure ever discovered, consisting of more than 3850 artifacts. Spectacular examples include an exquisite gold mask and three mummy-shaped coffins, one of solid gold and two of gilded wood.

This collection was kept intact in Egypt to show how royal tombs were provisioned. The discovery included everyday artifacts such as toys and games, chairs, stools and beds, wine jars and boxes of food, bows, arrows, swords, and boomerangs. The collection also included guardian statues, ritual statues of deities, and magical objects to protect and assist the king in the afterlife.

We learn much from this discovery about the personal life of the king, such as his love of hunting, his happy marriage to his wife, Ankhesenamun, and his relations with high officials, who provided him inscribed shawabtis, statuettes intended to perform work in place of the deceased in the underworld.

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