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The Treasury

Just inside, and guarding the entrance to the treasury, was a large statue of a wild dog carved in black wood. It lay on top of a tall box with its head up, watching like a guard dog.

The statue of the Anubis, guarding the entrance to the Treasury.

Behind lies the gilded shrine that contained Tutankhamen's embalmed organs.

The Treasury, like the Antechamber, was filled with items including many boxes and model boats.

The most important object in this room was the large gilded canopic shrine. Inside the shrine, was the canopic chest made out of a single block of calcite.

Inside the canopic chest were the four canopic jars, each in the shape of an Egyptian coffin and elaborately decorated, holding the pharaoh's embalmed organs - liver, lungs, stomach, and intestines.

The Treasury housed the objects that were of religious importance.

There were statues of the servants, shrines to various gods, particularly Inubis, and chests of golden jewelry. These objects were meant to appease the gods into letting him into the underworld.

Tutankhamun's children?

Discovered also in the Treasury were two small coffins found in a simple, undecorated wooden box. Inside these two coffins were the mummies of two premature babies. It is thought that these were Tutankhamun's children.




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