Scientists have discovered a missing part of a miniature boat that was buried with Pharaoh Tutankhamen. As reported by Live science, the box of artifacts, which were sealed by archaeologist Gowerton Carter, was found in the vaults of the Luxor Museum.
The artifacts that were found in the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, was found during the preparation for the exhibition in the Great Museum of Egypt. In the box was a wooden mast and a tiny head, covered with gold, which matched the model rook found in a Pharaoh’s tomb. They were wrapped in newspaper, which dates back to 5 August 1933. According to Museum records, the box was thought to be lost since 1973.
“This is the most amazing discovery of my career. Unbelievable that after all these years still have the ability to reveal new secrets about “the Golden Pharaoh” Tutankhamun”, – said the employee of the Museum, archaeologist Mohammed Atva.
As the scientists, the ancient Egyptians often placed in the tombs of the dead members of the elite miniature copy of the items that you may need them in the afterlife. Little boats and their team had to help the Pharaoh to go fishing and to cross in the right places.
Pharaoh Tutankhamon lived in the period between 1341 and 1323 BC. It is famous due to the fact that archaeologists have found his tomb largely intact and are rich in treasures. In particular, there were gold funerary mask, gilded fan, the statue of the God Anubis and chariot.