44 Ornamental gilt & inlaid casket. 4
Doubtful what the original contents had been. The present contents were
obviously a miscellaneous collection gathered hastily together after the
robbery was discovered and thrown carelessly into the box. Indeed this box
gives us the best clue yet as to the details of the tomb robbery. On the
top were two objects which must obviously have been seized from the person
of one of the thieves -
(1) 4 pieces of gold plate open granulated work. These were bent & folded
over together for convenience in handling.
(2) a long shawl, in the centre of which had been twisted up a collection
of eight gold rings & 2 scarabs.
No thief would throw these objects away in however great a hurry he was,
and he must have been apprehended with the objects on him.
The objects below must have come originally from a number of boxes. Thus
just a position here has no meaning.