Unknown dynasty: the mysterious pharaoh tombs found in Egypt. Amid other tombs of Egyptian kings found the burial place of the unknown pharaoh, which archaeologists suggests the idea that similar discoveries may be expected soon.
Pharaoh’s name, Senebkej, was found written on the wall of his tomb, which is part of the archaeological site of Abydos, near the city of Sohag in southern Egypt.
Parts of the names appeared on the lists of Egyptian kings and queens, but no other trace of Senebkeju has not been found, said Ali Asfar chief of antiquities of the Egyptian government.
“This is the first time in history that we discovered the king.” Asfar said.
He and other archaeologists say the pre Senebkej lived approximately 3,650 years ago, during the Second Intermediate Period of ancient Egyptian history.
It was a time when several rulers fought for power, creating the conditions for the rise of the New Egyptian kingdom around 1.550 BC.
Senebkejeva tomb was found earlier this month by the archaeological team led by Joseph Wegner of the University of Pennsylvania. They made the discovery came when they excavated the neighboring tomb of the pharaoh from the previous period, the king Sobekotepa I.
The newly discovered tomb contains what the robbers left behind, including the Pharaohs dismembered skeleton. Senebkej was 1.77 meters tall and died in their 40s years of his life, according to archeologists.
Wegner said the discovery could point to previously unknown pharaonic dynasty.
“We found the Unknown King, plus a forgotten dynasty.”, He said and added: “It seems unlikely that the 16 kings were buried there. Now we have the tomb of the first and second king of this dynasty. There should be a whole range of others. “
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Wegner described the entry of his team decorated the tomb as an experience very similar to the archaeologist Howard Carter probably suffered when he found the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922.
“This happened over several days.” Wegner said, adding: “It was a bit like King Tutankhamun, since we first found the entrance that led us to the tomb.
We have come to the tombs of limestone which is painted cartouches and titles of the pharaoh. In Abydos is much sand and everything is deeply buried. You can swim for days, and then this … we were amazed when we saw the colorful wall decoration. “
Discovery has already used part of the grave covering breasts helped them to determine the date of creation.
“Grave robbers dropped him, but the tree is still standing inscription Sobekotepa. The fact that they are re-used wood indicates that the tomb was made relatively quickly after Sobekotepovog. “Said Wegner.
Reuse materials from previous rulers and relatively rustic art indicates a lack of stability and wealth. “This suggests that the king had economic problems, which are caused by a period of fighting and fragmentation of the kingdom.”
Wegner believes that it will make even more discoveries when he returns excavation in the spring.
“Where are the tombs of kings, there are the tombs of queens, as well as senior officials of the court. The discovery provided an interesting insight into a period of political fragmentation and conflict, battle with rival kingdoms of north and south. “Said Wegner.