Osiris statuette | J. Maucor/ CFEETK-CNRS-MoA

Ancient Egyptians Provided a Proper Burial to a Statue of a Revered Deity

A statue of the deity Ptah was found buried with other “dead” statues, including of a sphinx, baboon, and cat.

The favissa contained 38 objects, including (clockwise from top left) a male head made of gilded limestone, the lower part of the limestone statue of the god Ptah, a statuette of Osiris, and a limestone sphinx. | J. Maucor/CFEETK-CNRS-MoA