Secrets of Tomb 10 A Egypt 2000 B.C.Presentation Transcript
THE SECRETS OF TOMB 10A EGYPT 2000B.C.
FROMTHE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTSBOSTON, MA The Tomb of Djehutynakht at Bersha
The Secrets of Tomb 10A - The Tomb of Djehutynakht at Bersha The occupant of this tomb, from 2000 B.C. was Djehutynahkt .He was a Governor in Egypt's middle kingdom . It is perhaps the finest Middle Kingdom coffin in existence.
In a 1915 excavation, archaeologists from the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition discovered this tomb.
Djehutynakht stocked his tomb with everything the Egyptians believed the dead needed for the next life.
The Bersha Coffin The tomb contained four beautifully painted coffins.
The tomb also included Djehutynakht’s walking sticks, pottery, canopic jar, and miniature wooden models that were made for the burial….
Wooden models that reflect life 2000 b.c.A model of carpenter
Models of Boats..
There are some 58 of such models
"Bersha procession" Male priest leading female offering bearers. This is the most beautiful, exquisitely carved piece.
The Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC introduces visitors to the concepts of the afterlife in the Middle Kingdom
It also offers an opportunity to gain insight into the fascinating era in which Djehutynakhts lived.. by viewing sculptures, jewelry, furniture and other objects representing high officials of their time.
The journey through the remarkable tomb of the Djehutynakhts and its many objects is fascinating . And it is 4000 years old is all the more breathtaking.