Friday, January 10, 2014

US diggers identify tomb of Pharaoh Sobekhotep I

A US team in Egypt has identified the tomb of pharaoh Sobekhotep I, believed to be the founder of the 13th dynasty 3,800 years ago:
The team from the University of Pennsylvania had discovered the quartzite sarcophagus of Sobekhotep I, which weighed about 60 tonnes, a year ago, but was unable to identify who it belonged to until last week. Its identity was established after the team found fragments of a slab inscribed with the pharaoh’s name and showed him sitting on a throne  Read more.
Meanwhile reports keep coming out of Egypt that they are destroying their own heritage at an unprecedented pace.

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