Used to bury leaders and wealthy residents in ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece, a sarcophagus is a coffin or a container to hold a coffin. Most sarcophagi are made of stone and displayed above ground.
5 - 8
Anthropology, Archaeology, Social Studies, Ancient Civilizations
King Tut burial chamber
King Tutankhamun was laid to rest here in this well-decorated burial chamber. The paintings on the walls depict scenes of his afterlife, while his mummified body was kept safe in a gold coffin nestled inside a stone sarcophagus.
Photograph by Victor R. Boswell, Jr.
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May 20, 2022
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