NEWS: More ancient discoveries in Egypt’s Dakahliya – mummy of Psamtik I found?

Not sure about this. The name is not a proof that this is a pharaoh. The location seems to be a bit strange for a royal burial. Herodotus tells us about royal tombs in Sais

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20140209-143439.jpg The gilded cartonnage and decorated with hieroglyphic text and the cartouche of king Psamtik I from the 26th dynasty (Source: Ahram Online).

“During excavation work carried out Sunday inside a mastaba tomb found in Tel El-Tabila in Dakahliya, a collection of three skeletons, a large collection of ushabti figurines and two tombs were uncovered.

Mohamed Ibrahim, minister of state for antiquities, said in a press release that the three skeletons can be dated to the Late Ancient Egyptian period. A collection of 14 amulets were found buried beside one of them. The most important amulet is one depicting the Triod gods of Amun, Horus and Neftis.

Beside the second skeleton, Ibrahim said, a collection of 29 amulets was found, among them a heart shaped scarab and garnet amulets.

Beside the third skeleton excavators uncovered 12 amulets featuring the Udjat eye of Horus.

Ali El-Asfar, head of the Ancient Egyptian Section…

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