256 King's Mummy 1
In order of sequence of discovery the royal mummy takes the
When the lid of the third coffin was raised (morning: 28th
October 1925) the mummy was found to be in poor condition, this
most probably being due to humidity from the "libation" with
which it had been covered: the outer wrappings were blackened and
carbonized and portions of the accessories disintegrated.
Upon the head and shoulders there was a golden mask in the
likeness of the King with head-dress and collarette, as well as
the eyes, beard and the symbols of Upper and Lower Egypt upon the
forehead, all inlaid.
Attached to the neck of the mask were three necklaces of large
disc-shaped beads of coloured gold and faience alternating with
claps in the form of solar uraei.
Attached to the neck by flexible inlaid gold straps was a large
heart scarab of (?)black resin; the threads of the straps were
deteriorated and the scarab cracked in many places.