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Our research on Egyptian coffins

Nespawershefyt
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The yellow anthropoid coffin set of Nespawershefyt is one of the best-known surviving examples of its kind from the 21st Dynasty. Comprising a mummy board, inner coffin and outer coffin, it was one of the first objects to be acquired into the fledgling Fitzwilliam Museum's ancient Egyptian collection in 1822.

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Pakepu
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This coffin set belongs to a man named Pakepu who worked as a 'water pourer on the west of Thebes' around c.680-664 BC. The coffins were discovered during excavations in Luxor in 1869 and subsequently gifted to the Museum by Prince Edward (later Edward VII) in the same year.

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Dog coffin
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This small wooden box coffin, believed to be for a dog, was discovered by John Garstang at Beni Hasan and gifted to the Museum in 1902.

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Senuitef
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This group of two long boards and two short boards are inscribed with the names of two different people: Senuitef and Warethetep. Investigations into why this is are still on-going.

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