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The source of re-used wood from coffins raises questions about tomb robbery, a subject very much the subject of current research. Practical considerations about coffins within funerary rituals and the process of burial require consideration. Decoration on certain coffins suggests they were open at some points in ceremonies, but this has never been discussed. Which coffins in an assemblage would have been involved in funerary rituals? Practical considerations suggest it would be difficult to install a complete set of coffins at the bottom of a shaft if the whole assemblage was put together above ground. However, space inside burial chambers is often limited, so this may have affected the decision about assembling burials.