M. Eaton-Krauss, The Sarcophagus In The Tomb of
32 pp; 20 pls; 4 figs; ISBN 0 900416 57 2; 1993. £25.00.
Following a detailed analysis of the sarcophagus's architecture and decoration, this book focuses on hitherto unrecognized evidence that the box was altered in antiquitiy, in all likelihood to adapt it for Tutankhamun from a previous owner. The list of possible candidates for the original ownership of the box is reviewed, with the balance of evidence favouring Tutankhamun's predecessor, his putative brother Smenkhkare.
The book includes translation of and commentary of the inscriptions, and is illustrated by Harry Burton's photographs taken during the clearance of the tomb.
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