History November 02, 2019 at 04:30 pm

A look at the features of ancient Egyptian coffins and how they preserved the bodies of the pharaohs

Michael Eli Dokosi

Michael Eli Dokosi | Staff Writer

Michael Eli Dokosi November 02, 2019 at 04:30 pm

November 02, 2019 at 04:30 pm | History

The English Egyptologist Howard carter examines the golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen in Egypt in 1923. (Harry Burtonapic/Getty Images)

The sarcophagi or coffins which housed the remains of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs have marveled modern-day observers and historians of ancient Egypt alike.

The coffins come with their elaborated designs and inscriptions and valuable items buried with their mummified bodies.

The coffins protected the corpse from scavenging animals and tomb robbers while also serving an important religious role through their shape and decoration, which was modified over the years.

Let’s take a good look at some of these coffins and their features:

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