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NEWS: 13th Dynasty tomb discovered in Upper Egypt

20140106-195209.jpg(Source: Luxor Times).

“Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim announced today the discovery of the tomb of King Sobekhotep (1786-1763) who is probably the first King of the 13th Dynasty.

The tomb was discovered by Pennsylvania University mission working south of Abydos, Sohag.

The Minister said that the first lead in this discovery was when the huge quartzite sarcophagus weighing 60 tonnes was found in 2013 then last week, parts of tablet were found depicting the name of the King and showing him sitting on his throne.

Parts of canonic jars and funerary objects were also found” – via Luxor Times.

Read more here.

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3 comments on “NEWS: 13th Dynasty tomb discovered in Upper Egypt

  1. Now this is an exciting discovery. Thanks for sharing.

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