The owner of the vessels was Amenirdis.
During the work in the tomb of Karbacken in the floor was discovered a half-meter square hole with a “secret”.
American scientists have found ritual vessels with the bodies of noble women.
They found several canopic jars in the tomb of the high priest of Amun. According to the Ministry of Affairs of antiquities of Egypt the remains belonged to a woman since that last days of independence Ancient Egypt.
During an expedition in the tomb of Karbacken scientists discovered in the floor of the square pit depth of about 50 cm In it was buried four ritual vessel, in which the Egyptian priests kept the bodies of the dead.
As the head of an American archaeological expedition to El-Asifa, Elena Pischikova, all the canopy is made in the style of the 26th dynasty and all have the inscription “to the lady of the house of Amenirdis”. In addition, the canopy contain a sufficient amount of resin, although the flood has damaged a large part of their content.
Canopy is well preserved, found them when they fell on its side, so the vessels were partially opened. Perhaps this is because in the past the tomb was flooded. One vessel was completely broken into several fragments. At the moment, our conservators carry out all necessary procedures for their protection and cleaning, added Mustafa Vaziri, head of the Supreme Council of Egypt on Affairs of antiquities.
Themselves canopy was carved out of the mineral alabaster three different masters. On each of the vessels present were characteristic of the cult of Amun the times of the 26th dynasty ritual inscriptions.
From the inscriptions we can assume that the owner of the vessels was Amenirdis, which translated sounds like “the God Amun”.
However, it is still not clear whether this woman is a relative of the pharaohs of the 26th dynasty, or simply was a rich woman from a noble family.
Scientists expect that further study of the canopic jars and the places where they were discovered, will help answer this question.