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.
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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