Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tomb of Second Intermediate Period Pharaoh Found

     Archaeologists have found the tomb of a Second Intermediate Period Pharaoh at Abydos in Egypt. The Pharaoh, named Seneb Kay, might belong to the Sixteenth Dynasty.
     Here is a link to an article on the tombs discovery (another article and more photos can be found here). The tomb contained what is possibly the skeleton of the King. The tomb itself, based on the photos I have seen, appears to have consisted of painted limestone blocks lining the walls of an underground chamber, with the tomb being covered by a mud brick superstructure.
     This comes on the heels of the discovery of the immense sarcophagus of the Thirteenth Dynasty Pharaoh Sobekhotep I last week.

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