Monday, November 14, 2016

The Tomb of Amenrenef

Spanish archaeologists have found a small chamber tomb within the mortuary temple of Thutmosis III at Deir el Bahari. The tomb contains a stunningly beautiful mummy untouched since the day this servant of the royal house was buried. The mummy found inside is a man named Amenrenef who died sometime in ancient Egypt's Third Intermediate Period and probably quite late in that period around the 23rd or 25th Dynasties, closer to 664 BC.

When Amenrenef lived Egypt's period of greatness had long past and a series of foreign dynasties gained control of Egypt.

Photo: Photo: Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities

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