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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

3,600 years old Sarcophagus Found

The team of archaeologists from Spain and Egypt find 3 large stone sarcophagus or coffin for storing human remains at the 3,600 years-old ancient times in Luxor, west side of the Nile, Egypt. One of which contained the mummy.
Mohammed Ibrahim, Egypt's Antiquities Minister, said in a statement that the preserved wooden sarcophagus dates back to 1,600 BC, when the Pharaonic 17th Dynasty reigned. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
In contrast to previous findings, a mummy still stored in the sarcophagus were found on Thursday, February 13, 2014. The team of archaeologists was called this finding is rare. Sarcophagus reach 2 meters in length was found in the Djehuti tomb area, a treasure keeper of Queen Hatshepsut at the Dra Abul-Naga funeral, Luxor, Egypt.
The coffin was uncovered during the excavation of the tomb of Djehuty, who was the treasure holder for Queen Hatshepsut and was buried at Dra Abul-Naga necropolis in Luxor (pictured), which is also known as the ancient city of Thebes. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
"A team that is conducting a routine excavation at a cemetery in Luxor discovered a man shaped-sarcophagus," wrote the Egyptian state-owned media, Al-Ahram on Friday, February 14, 2014.
Spanish archaeologists made the find alongside experts from the Egyptian antiquities mission. Here, the sarcophagus is lifted from the ground in Luxor. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
According to the Egypt's High Council of Antiquities, the sarcophagus dating from 1,600 BC, when Pharaoh of the 17th dynasty. "The sarcophagus containing a mummy who had been a high official of Egypt," said Egypt's Antiquities Minister, Mohamed Ibrahim as published on CNN. It is known from the post title is engraved on the sarcophagus lid. However, the archaeologists have not been able to identify the identity of the mummy.
The sarcophagus is engraved with hieroglyphs and decorated with inscriptions of birds' feathers (pictured) on its lid and sides that has led experts to refer to it as 'Feathers Sargophagi'. (Picture from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/)
The team of archaeologists discovered two other sarcophagi in the same location, but unfortunately they were empty. Believed that the mummy was once inhabited these crates stolen thousands of years ago. In 2013, the same team also managed to find a sarcophagus belonging to a child who is known to have come from the same dynasty which was found yesterday, the Pharaonic 17th Dynasty.

The team of Spanish archaeologists has excavated the burial site since 13 years ago. "Excavations at the burial site is still in its peak," said the head of Spanish archaeologists team, Gose Galan. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DAILY MAIL]
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