NEWS: The tomb of Abydos dynasty king found

Very interesting

The Egyptiana Emporium

20140115-184823.jpg A name of a previously unknown ancient Egyptian king was revealed in Abydos, the ancient Egyptian necropolis in the Upper Egyptian town of Sohag (Source: Ahran Online).

“An American excavation mission from the University of Pennsylvania uncovered the name of an ancient Egyptian king from the Abydos dynasty during the second Intermediate Period (1650 BC) during routine excavations south of Abydos archaeological site.

According to a statement by the Ministry of State of Antiquities (MSA), the name of the king is Sneb-Kay. His name was found on Tuesday engraved on a wall of his tomb.

MSA Minister Mohamed Ibrahim told Ahram Online that it is a very important discovery because it shed more light on Abydos local families that ruled the nome during the Second Intermediate Period, considered one of the most critical phases of ancient Egyptian history.

Ali El-Asfar, head of the ancient Egyptian Section at the MSA, said…

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