This ancient coffin will go on display at Expo 2020 Dubai

Friday, September 24th, 2021 11:35am

By ARN News Staff


An ancient coffin has arrived in Dubai to be displayed at the Egypt Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The coffin of Priest Psamtik, ‘the son of Pediosir’ is one of the colored wooden coffins that were recently discovered in the area of Saqqara by the archaeological mission of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities.

It's decorated with a large necklace that ends with the heads of a falcon, with the goddess of sky "Nut" appears spreading her wings, carrying the two feathers of ‘Maat ‘(the goddess of truth and justice). 

The center part of the coffin is decorated with incantations. Around its sides are two rows of “Was" deities holding a scepter in their hands. At the lower part of the coffin, two figures of the ancient god of afterlife Anubis appear above his cottage standing in front of the deceased.

A video posted on the official account of the Egypt Pavilion shows how the artifact was transported and set up.

A group of modern replicas of King Tutankhamun have also arrived to be displayed at the Egypt pavilion.

The collection of King Tutankhamun replicas include his golden mask, his own sarcophagus, the ‘Ka’ guardian statue of the king, the special festive chair as well as the golden king's throne.

The notion of coffins in the ancient Egyptian civilization is of great significance from a symbolic point of view, as it is the most important phase in the burial process and the place where the body of the deceased is prepared for the process of judgment in the afterlife.

The transfer of these artifacts is part of the Egyptian state agencies' mission to promote the country as a top tourist and archaeological destination.

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