May 2016

Tomb of 16th Dynasty Pharaoh Senebkay Found

  • Posted on: 10 May 2016
  • By: mprythero

Second intermediate period tombs of previously unknown pharaohs of the 16th dynasty have been found near Abydos.  There are possibly 16 tombs, 10 of which have been found and 6 excavated. One of the tombs was for the pharaoh Senebkay.  His red granite sarcophagus and canopic chest were reused from the 13th dynasty pharaoh Sobekhotep.


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