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Detail of the sarcophagus in the tomb of King Merenptah, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty – Kings' Valley 8, Western Thebes, Valley of the Kings – This magnificent lid was found in tomb KV 8, the tomb of King Merenptah. It comes from the king’s granite sarcophagus. The goddess Isis is depicted here with her wings in a gesture of protection. On both sides of Isis’ head carved cartouches contain the name of the king. Another figure of Isis protects the head of the sarcophagus.

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