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September 16, 2020

Floral collar from a pit filled with funerary items for King Tut


The collar was woven from colorful herbs, flowers, berries, and leaves.

According to Edward Rothstein's New York Times story, it was used to adorn Tut's body, or it may have been prepared but never used.

Tutankhamen came to power at age 9 (circa 1332 B.C.E.) and died before he was 20.

That the collar has survived the passage of some 3,300 years (it was discovered in a pit in 1907-8, about 15 years before the tomb of Tutankhamen was found nearby) as well as it has is, to me, nothing short of miraculous.

September 16, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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