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Under A Deep Blue Starry Sky

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Among the finds from KV 55 recently exhibited in Munich and then returned to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo there was an inlay fragment of the 'sky'-sign, slightly convex, in deep blue glass, adorned with yellow stars. The coffin may be ruled out. Only one 'sky'-sign was inserted at the end of the inscription and the inlay is still visible. It is made of deep blue glass without stars. This object was previously published by Reeves, and the authors' have commented on its possible original location in tomb KV 55. The possibilities are: a) the coffin, b) an unknown or destroyed object from KV 55, c) the canopic jars. It is clear that if the deep blue sky from KV 55 actually belongs to one of the canopic jars, then Dodson's theory falls short.

Keywords: canopic jars; coffin; deep blue sky; tomb KV 55



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