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From A Secret Voyage by Zahi Hawass and Sandro Vannini

Detail from the lid of a casket, from the Funerary Equipment of Tutankhamun – New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty – From Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings, Tomb 62 – (Carter 540), Cairo, Egyptian Museum - Many wooden boxes inlaid with precious stones were found inside the tomb of King Tutankhamun, mostly made of wood and ivory. This detail of Tutankhamun and his wife Ankhesenamun is painted on one of the veneered wooden boxes found in the Annexe chamber. The scene depicts the King and the Queen standing: she offers bouquets of flowers to the King who kindly accepts them.

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