Ancient Egypt

by Mandy Barrow

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Clearing out the Antechamber

Before the entrance between the two statues in the Antechamber could be opened, the items in the Antechamber needed to be removed or risk damage to them from flying debris, dust, and movement.

It took Carter and his team seven weeks to clear the Antechamber.

Howard Carter escorting artifacts from Tut's tomb.

When an item was successfully removed, it was placed upon a stretcher and gauze and other bandages were wrapped around the item to protect it for removal. Once a number of stretchers were filled, a team of people would carefully pick them up and move them out of the tomb.


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