Som nævnt tidligere her på bloggen har de ægyptiske antikvitetsmyndigheder genfundet materiale fra Tutankamons grav, som ikke tidligere har været registreret. Det drejer sig foruden de 20 forseglede krukker om kurve med bl.a. frugter fra dompalmer. En pressemeddelelse nåede også Politiken. Og flere andre medier er også bidt på (næsten samme ordlyd):

“New find in King Tut’s tomb”,,2-11-1447_2189507,00.html

“New discovery found in Egypt’s Tutankhamun tomb”

“Ancient Egyptian fruit hamper found in King Tut’s tomb”

“Baskets, pots found abandoned in Tutankhamun tomb”
“One of the baskets contains dried fruit and eight others hold
almost 60 small limestone plaques also inscribed with
Tutankhamun’s name in the traditional cartouche format. “

Ligesom med historien om Luxor-templet og Abu el-Hagag moskéen, viser det, at det ikke kun er nye udgravninger, der kan bringe ‘nyt’ materiale. Der er meget mere at finde i magasiner og hjørner og kroge af allerede udgravede bygninger og grave.

Kurve med frugt mm. var allerede bemærket af Christian T. de Vartavan:

Vartavan, C. (de). Hidden Fields of Tutankhamun, s. 177.
Triade Exploration, London; 1999 (2nd edition Sais – 2002).



…Examination of the contents of the remaining baskets once stored in the
tomb of Tutankhamun would therefore make sens. The author is not talking
of those few samples exhibited in the showcases of the Agricultural Museum
in Dokki. He refers to the main bulk of the baskets of which the Cairo
Museum samples, the Kew samples, and the exhibited Dokki ones must
represent but small fractions if we compare the number (118) and size of
the original baskets (from 10.16 to 45.72 cm according to Reeves, 1990:
204). Moreover the content of 26 baskets found in the tomb is still
unknown (Carter No. 42, 93, 117a, 129, 141, 178 (2), 338, 357, 358, 391,
395, 422, 424, 428, 433, 444, 445, 447, 477, 478, 515, 535, 589a, 589b,
589c and 618); Suprisingly and although some may not have perhaps
contained vegetal remains, Germer (1990) does not even mention their
existence in her inventory of the Tutankhamun plant remains.

The moot question is where are stored the many litres of seeds and fruits
which once filled these baskets? The author strongly suspects that they
have never really been examined since the Annexe vas cleared by Carter and
since their main content was recorded. One very important clue to support
this suggestion is that Lucas (1948: 144-146) listed the content of only
75 baskets in his study although he lived in Egypt and although he should
have had access to all the material excavated in Luxor. This problem has
puzzled the author ever since he pointed it out in his M. Sc. dissertation
(de Vartavan, 1988: 6) and he has very good reasons to believe that some
large volumes of fruits and seeds from the tomb of Tutankhamun are lying
undisturbed somewhere in Egypt.”