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 The Coffin of Ahmose I

The body's identity was written both on the coffin in hieroglyphs and by an hieratic note written on the bandages. (The name of Amenhotep I was also present as was the name of Pinudjem II (Year 8) - in whose reign the body was re-wrapped).

The coffin was made of cedar wood, which was repaired in the 21st dynasty, however, all inlay from the coffin and wig areas, and most of the gold from the coffin had been removed.

Like most of the other coffins which held the Royal mummies from the cache, this was not the original coffin belonging to Ahmose I.


 Height of the body 1.635 metres

 Length of the coffin : 1.78 metres

 Who was Ahmose I?