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New Egypt, 9, The Tomb :: The Tomb

Object description

A beautiful and well-equipped tomb prepared the way for an enjoyable life on the other side of death.

The first funerary gifts were simple vessels filled with food and drink that the dead may. However, over time, the funerary objects increased in number and became more sophisticated. The tombs were filled with furniture, clothes, household goods and tools, some of which the dead may have used in his/her life. Other objects, especially made for an existence after death, were also put in the tomb.

A vast majority of the tombs were robbed of their contents at an early stage, often shortly after the actual burial. The first objects to get stolen were normally scented oils and other objects that could easily be re-used or sold. Later on, the grave robbers took more of an interest in gold and jewellery.

Grave robbery has continued well into modern times. Few Ancient Egyptians were given the undisturbed rest they had hoped for.

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    Name:
    Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, Sculpture
    Identity:
    MM 10103
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    25th Dynasty (c.735-656 BC), Late Period
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2011, Osiris, Smith, Otto
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    Name:
    Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, Sculpture, Statuette
    Identity:
    MM 10105A
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    25th Dynasty (c.735-656 BC), Late Period
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013, Smith, Otto
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    Name:
    Figure, Ptah-Sokar-Osiris [?], Shabti [?]
    Identity:
    MM 10105B
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    19th Dynasty (1315-1201 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2012, Medelhavsmuseet 2013, Osiris, Smith, Otto
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    Name:
    Boat, Model
    Identity:
    MM 10113
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    First Intermediate Period - Middle Kingdom (c.2191-c.1665)
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013, Sjöblom, Margareta, Smith, Otto
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    Name:
    Headrest
    Identity:
    MM 10116
    Location:
    Egypt
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2010, Smith, Otto
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    Name:
    Headrest
    Identity:
    MM 10117
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    Middle Kingdom (2061-c.1665 BC)
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2010, Smith, Otto
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    Name:
    Stool
    Identity:
    MM 10122
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    Middle Kingdom (2061-c.1665 BC) [?]
    Person:
    Kaneberg, Ove, Smith, Otto
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    Name:
    Ushebti
    Identity:
    MM 10210
    Location:
    Egypt, Saqqara
    Time:
    26th Dynasty (664-525 BC), Late Period
    Person:
    Gustaf VI Adolf, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Ushebti
    Identity:
    MM 10211
    Location:
    Deir-el-Bahari [?], Deir el Bahri [?], Egypt
    Time:
    21st Dynasty (1081-931 BC), Third Intermediate Period
    Person:
    Gustaf VI Adolf, Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Ushebti
    Identity:
    MM 10226
    Location:
    Egypt, Saqqara
    Time:
    26th Dynasty (664-525 BC), Late Period
    Person:
    Gustaf VI Adolf, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Bed
    Identity:
    MM 10232
    Location:
    Asyut, Egypt
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Pottery vessel
    Identity:
    MM 10330
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    New Kingdom (c.1569-1081 BC)
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Jar, Stone vessel
    Identity:
    MM 10706
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    Middle Kingdom (2061-c.1665 BC)
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Medelhavsmuseet 2012, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Jug, Stone vessel
    Identity:
    MM 10747
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    18th Dynasty (1569-1315 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Stone vessel
    Identity:
    MM 10759
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    18th Dynasty (1569-1315 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Stone vessel
    Identity:
    MM 10760
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    18th Dynasty (1569-1315 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Stone vessel
    Identity:
    MM 10763
    Location:
    Egypt, Luxor
    Time:
    18th Dynasty (1569-1315 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Vessel
    Identity:
    MM 10829
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    New Kingdom (c.1569-1081 BC)
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Juglet
    Identity:
    MM 10830
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    New Kingdom (c.1569-1081 BC)
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Cup, Goblet
    Identity:
    MM 10865
    Location:
    Egypt, Luxor
    Time:
    18th Dynasty (1569-1315 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Bowl [?], Pot stand [?]
    Identity:
    MM 10886
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    Middle Kingdom - Second Intermediate Period (2061-c.1569 BC)
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Pottery vessel
    Identity:
    MM 10909
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    New Kingdom (c.1569-1081 BC)
    Person:
    Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Pottery vessel
    Identity:
    MM 10973
    Location:
    Egypt, Luxor
    Time:
    New Kingdom (c.1569-1081 BC) [?]
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Osiris bed
    Identity:
    MM 10988
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    New Kingdom (c.1569-1081 BC) [?]
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Kaneberg, Ove, Osiris
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    Name:
    Basketry
    Identity:
    MM 11005
    Location:
    Egypt, Luxor
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Hennix, Cecilia
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    Name:
    Ushebti, Ushebti box
    Identity:
    MM 11039
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    600 B.C., 900 B.C., Third Intermediate Period (1081-711 BC)
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2012, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Ushebti
    Identity:
    MM 11039a
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    600 B.C., 900 B.C., Third Intermediate Period (1081-711 BC)
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Ushebti
    Identity:
    MM 11039B
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    600 B.C., 900 B.C., Third Intermediate Period (1081-711 BC)
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2012, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Chest, Ushebti box
    Identity:
    MM 11040
    Location:
    Asyut, Egypt
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2010
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    Name:
    Headrest
    Identity:
    MM 11179
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    New Kingdom (c.1569-1081 BC)
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2010
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    Name:
    Canopic jar, Dummy vessel
    Identity:
    MM 11200
    Location:
    Egypt, Faiyum, Fajum
    Time:
    700 B.C.
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Medelhavsmuseet 2012, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Canopic jar, Dummy vessel
    Identity:
    MM 11201
    Location:
    Egypt, Faiyum, Fajum
    Time:
    700 B.C.
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Medelhavsmuseet 2012, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Canopic jar, Dummy vessel
    Identity:
    MM 11202
    Location:
    Egypt, Faiyum, Fajum
    Time:
    700 B.C.
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Medelhavsmuseet 2012, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Canopic jar, Dummy vessel
    Identity:
    MM 11203
    Location:
    Egypt, Faiyum, Fajum
    Time:
    700 B.C.
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Medelhavsmuseet 2012, Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Shield
    Identity:
    MM 11241
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    Middle Kingdom (2061-c.1665 BC)
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Coffin
    Identity:
    MM 11399
    Location:
    Egypt, Saqqara
    Time:
    Late First Intermediate Period -Early Middle Kingdom (c.2100-c.2000 BC)
    Person:
    Gustaf VI Adolf, Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Sculpture, Statuette
    Identity:
    MM 11414
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    Old Kingdom (c.2687-c.2191 BC)
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013, Rettig, Nils
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    Name:
    Coffin fragment, Foot board, Fragment
    Identity:
    MM 11440
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    7th Century BC, Late Period [early]
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Ushebti box
    Identity:
    MM 11441
    Location:
    Egypt
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Pottery vessel
    Identity:
    MM 13840
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    New Kingdom (c.1569-1081 BC)
    Person:
    Clarholm, Mrs, Clarholm, Per, Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Coffin, Lid
    Identity:
    MM 13940
    Location:
    Egypt, Luxor [?]
    Time:
    18th Dynasty (1569-1315 BC), New Kingdom [mid]
    Person:
    Clarholm, Mrs, Clarholm, Per, Kaneberg, Ove, Medelhavsmuseet 2010
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    Name:
    Headrest
    Identity:
    MM 13965
    Location:
    Egypt
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Medelhavsmuseet 2010
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    Name:
    Headrest
    Identity:
    MM 13966
    Location:
    Egypt
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Medelhavsmuseet 2009
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    Name:
    Headrest
    Identity:
    MM 13982
    Location:
    Egypt
    Person:
    Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Medelhavsmuseet 2010
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    Name:
    Shabti, Shabti Coffin
    Identity:
    MM 14146
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    18th Dynasty (1569-1315 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2008
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    Name:
    Shabti, Stick shabti
    Identity:
    MM 14147
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    17th Dynasty (c.1620-1569 BC), Second Intermediate Period
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Shabti, Stick shabti
    Identity:
    MM 14148
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    17th Dynasty (c.1620-1569 BC), Second Intermediate Period
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Ushebti
    Identity:
    MM 14167
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    29-30th Dynasty (399-343 BC), Late Period
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Jug, Pottery vessel
    Identity:
    MM 14414
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    New Kingdom (c.1569-1081 BC)
    Person:
    Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Pottery vessel
    Identity:
    MM 14419
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    18th Dynasty (1569-1315 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Kaneberg, Ove
  51. Thumbnail
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    Name:
    Pottery vessel
    Identity:
    MM 14421
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    18th Dynasty (1569-1315 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Pottery vessel
    Identity:
    MM 14431
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    New Kingdom (c.1569-1081 BC)
    Person:
    Gustaf VI Adolf, Kaneberg, Ove
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    Name:
    Ushebti
    Identity:
    MM 14661
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    19th Dynasty (1315-1201 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013, Rettig, Nils
  54. Thumbnail
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    Name:
    Shabti, Ushebti
    Identity:
    MM 14662
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    19th-21st Dynasty (1315-931 BC), New Kingdom - Third Intermediate Period
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013, Rettig, Nils
  55. Thumbnail
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    Name:
    Shabti
    Identity:
    MM 14663
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    19th Dynasty (1315-1201 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013, Rettig, Nils
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    Name:
    Shabti
    Identity:
    MM 14664
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    19th Dynasty (1315-1201 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013, Rettig, Nils
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    Name:
    Shabti
    Identity:
    MM 14666
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    19th Dynasty (1315-1201 BC), New Kingdom
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013
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    Name:
    Ushebti
    Identity:
    MM 14701
    Location:
    Egypt, Herakleopolis [?], Madinet Ahnasia [?]
    Time:
    26th Dynasty (664-525 BC), Late Period
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013, Rettig, Nils
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    Name:
    Ushebti
    Identity:
    MM 14708
    Location:
    Egypt, Luxor [?]
    Time:
    21st-22nd Dynasty (1081-725 BC), Third Intermediate Period
    Person:
    Kaneberg, Ove, Rettig, Nils
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    Name:
    Ushebti
    Identity:
    MM 14710
    Location:
    Egypt
    Time:
    28-30th Dynasty (405-343 BC), Late Period
    Person:
    Medelhavsmuseet 2013, Rettig, Nils