APPENDIX II - THE CHEMISTRY OF THE TOMB  pp. 170-184

THE CHEMISTRY OF THE TOMB

By A. O.B.E., F.I.C. Lucas

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The present note is a continuation of that bearing the same title that formed Appendix II of the second volume of “The Tomb of Tut-ankh-Amen.”

As the clearance of the tomb progressed, not only were fresh materials of chemical interest brought to light, but also additional examples of materials of which specimens had already been found. These may now be described, as also certain of those that, although discovered during the earlier stages of the work, were previously either not referred to at all or were only given a very brief mention, as it appeared probable that similar materials might be present in greater quantity in the chambers then still to be cleared. This has proved to be the case, and these may now appropriately be more fully dealt with.

In the previous volume the fact that fungus growths occur in the tomb was briefly recorded. In the Antechamber there is a slight distribution of brown fungus spots, looking like rust, on the walls; in the Burial Chamber the walls are completely covered with a network of fungus, resulting in considerable defacement of the painted scenes; in the Innermost Treasury there is a slight amount of fungus, though more than in the Antechamber, and there is still more in the Annexe. No instance of fungus on the walls of other tombs in Egypt can be traced.

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