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NEWS: 17th Dynasty Rishi coffin discovered in Dra Abu El-Naga

20140213-123228.jpg(Source: Luxor Times).

“Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of Antiquities announced the discovery of a 17th Dynasty (ca. 1600 B.C.) wooden coffin in Dra Abu El-Naga.

The sarcophagi has the mummy of its owner in a good state of preservation. The lid bears a hieroglyphic inscription shows the name of the deceased.

The Minister said “This discovery is important because this type of coffin is rare, it is called Rishi coffins (Rishi is the Arabic word for ‘feathery’) as it is decorated with a feather design which is typical type of the Second Intermediate Period.” – via Luxor Times.

Read more with more photographs here.

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One comment on “NEWS: 17th Dynasty Rishi coffin discovered in Dra Abu El-Naga

  1. Beautifully detailed photographs! Thanks for posting

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