- Jul 2017
- Crows nest
Further on the bricks. I would contend that the bricks found in KV55 had zero ritual significance, as, IMO, the bricks themselves, though having the text and the name of the person to be protected, cannot work without the object, djed pillar or god, that should be with it. The djed pillar and the images of gods on the bricks in KV62 were all wrapped, this indicates that they were significant and not mere amulets as these items are usually described. This is an historical legacy from the opening of KV62 when the wrappings around the two guardian statues and a number of images of gods, including the bricks, were discarded as being nothing more than wrapping in our modern sense. That a mummy is wrapped when it actually has no reason to be, it is well protected in it's coffin and sarcophagus, should have caused some thought to be put into why the Egyptians had this "mania" for wrapping things, but no, at least not then, and to an extent not now either.