Monday, January 6, 2014

Kings Tomb Found at Abydos

Archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania's mission to Abydos have found the tomb of an early 13th Dynasty King Sobekhotep. The tomb containing a massive quartzite sarcophagus as well as pieces of canopic jars and a stele.

The tomb appears to have been a pyramid burial that has been denuded of stone and the burial robbed. This is another piece in the puzzle of the question why the ancient kings had two tombs? Some archaeologists have believed that the tombs at Abydos were cenotaphs while this kings tomb appears not to be a cenotaph but the actual burial of the king.

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