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Some of these symbols were linked to specific gods, and could summon the gods’ special powers. THE GODS’ HOMES Karnak, Luxor, and the other great temples were built as homes for the gods. The sacred statue of the god was kept in the innermost sanctuary of the temple. Each day, the pharaoh or the high priest carried out religious ceremonies and offered the statue food and drink. On festival days, the statue was paraded outside the temple, so that ordinary people could consult the god. Wedjat eye The wedjat eye represented the eye of Horus.
Beyond death, Tutankhamun’s life and his position as pharaoh would continue, so his tomb was filled with the sorts of items a pharaoh would need in his afterlife. These “wonderful things”, as Howard Carter described them, included thrones, jewellery, In Egyptian mythology, Horus, the son of Osiris, fought and finally killed the evil god Seth, his father’s slayer. This gilded statuette shows Tutankhamun as Horus about to spear Seth, who had taken the form of a hippopotamus. and other symbols of his wealth, as well as practical items, such as furniture, clothes, and food.
This jar was linked to the goddess Nephthys. The liver was guarded by the god Imsety, who had a human head. The goddess Isis looked after this canopic jar. The falcon-headed god, Qebehsenuef looked after the intestines. This jar was under the protection of the goddess Selkis. DAY 40 DAY 50 Much of what we know about embalming comes from the writings of the ancient Greek historian, Herodotus. He visited Egypt in about 450 BC. and watched embalmers at work. DAY DAYS 45 57-58: ANOINTING DAYS 60 59-69: DAY BANDAGING DAY 70 70: FUNERAL Discovery Series Technical Spread 216mm x 276mm UK F A C T- F I N D E R 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 ARCHAEOLOGISTS THE AT WORK W HEN TUTANKHAMUN’S TOMB WAS FOUND, Engrossed in his work Carter wrote: “It was slow work...
Tutankhamun: The Life and Death of a Pharaoh (DK Discovery Guides) by David Murdoch