Image gallery: Egypt's Valley of the Kings

Papier mache

artifacts from valley of the kings tomb

(Image credit: University of Basel)

Here, a cartonnage — an ancient type of papier maché made with a mixture of linen, animal glue and tinted plaster — from the KV 40 tomb.

Ramesses III

valley of the kings tomb artifact

(Image credit: University of Basel)

Inside another Valley of the Kings tomb, dubbed KV 31, scientists found a piece of linen with the cartouche of Ramesses III (shown here) and a royal shabti from the 20th dynasty. These objects must have fallen into the tomb during its refilling after the first robberies in Pharaonic times, the researchers say.

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