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Sarcophagus of Khufu Ankh

The rectangular granite sarcophagus belongs to a man named Khufu-Ankh, who was the overseer of all the construction works of the king. Considered a house of the deceased, the sarcophagus was carved to resemble a real house. A door and windows are carved on the long sides.

Sarcophagus of Khufu Ankh


The exterior of the short sides are decorated with depictions of false doors as well as hieroglyphic inscriptions giving the name and titles of the deceased. The short sides of the lid had projecting parts that allowed it to be lifted after the mummy had been placed inside.
 
 

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