Pharaoh’s Tomb Discovered in Egypt

Pharaoh’s Tomb Discovered in Egypt

A team of archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania in unison with Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities has discovered a tomb of a pharaoh in Egypt.

While carrying out its project in summer 2013, the group unearthed a royal sarcophagus chamber at South Abydos. The chamber dated back to the late Middle Kingdom. The chamber, which was made from red quartzite, has provided some strong evidence that Abydos Dynasty used to survive.

Paintings and mummified remains have led the team to know about the name of pharaoh that owned the tomb. The pharaoh's name is Woseribre Senebkay and was said to be the 'king of upper and lower Egypt'.

"It's exciting to find not just the tomb of one previously unknown pharaoh, but the necropolis of an entire forgotten dynasty", said Josef Wegner from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities.

After reassembling the mummified remains of Senebkay, some of the things have been found about him. Senebkay, who died in his mid-40s, was said to be 5 feet, 9 inches.

Wegner believes that there will be many more interesting evidences with regard to political history and society that will get uncovered at the site. These findings will surely make them know much more about the poorly understood era of Ancient Egypt.

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