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Looting of Antiquities

  • Posted on: 11 August 2016
  • By: mprythero

What follows is mostly links to Arabic language sites with pictures and news reports of looting of ancient Egyptian antiquities.  Many web browsers will translate them into a broken English.  Most telling are the before and after satellite photos of Lisht in this facebook page.  I would like to point out the limestone lid to a sarcophagus thrown to the side and the excavator tracks.
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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.