The Coffin of Siamun

The son (2nd son) of Ahmose I .

Like the mummy of his sister (Sitamun), the mummy of this poorly known prince had been pulled apart by robbers in antiquity. The restorers made no attempt to re-wrap the remains in a human form, instead the bones were just wrapped in an oblong bundle.

The coffin is very similar in style to Siamun's father, Ahmose I. The head-dress is painted in yellow and blue stripes (it is thought that the yellow paint had been applied by the restorers to replace the gold which had scrapped off).

An inscription on the feet of the coffin gives the name of the prince.


Length of the coffin : 1.65 metres