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Tomb of pharaoh Sobekhotep I discovered: Enormous 3,800-year-old tomb weighing 60 tonnes is at last identified
It has remained a secret for thousands of years, but now a huge pink tomb of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh has identified approximately one year after it was discovered.
- [size=32]3,800-year-old sarcophagus belongs to little-known 13th Dynasty king[/size]
- [size=32]Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry deciphered inscriptions on the stone[/size]
- [size=32]Fragments of canopic vases, which were used to preserve internal body organs and gold funeral objects were also found[/size]
The vast 3,800-year-old quartzite sarcophagus belongs to a little-known 13th Dynasty king called Sobekhotep I, according to the Egyptian government.It was discovered by a team of U.S. and Egyptian archaeologists at the Abydos site near Sohag in Egypt and could shed light on a little known period of history.Egypt’s State Minister of Antiquities, Mohamed Ibrahim confirmed the identification of the sarcophagus, which weighs almost 60 tonnes.
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry deciphered stone pieces inscribed with the pharaoh’s name, which also show him sitting on a throne, to link the tomb to its owner.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2536631/Pink-sarcophagus-king-Sobekhotep-I-shed-light-little-known-Ancient-Egyptian-history.html#ixzz3ulIOqa4r
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