Skip to comments.Mystery Pharaoh Found in Egypt
Posted on 01/18/2014 10:50:21 AM PST by SunkenCiv
The remains of a previously unknown pharaoh who reigned more than 3,600 years ago have emerged from the desert sand at South Abydos in Sohag province, about 300 miles south of Cairo...
The skeleton of Woseribre Senebkay, who appears to be one of the earliest kings of a forgotten Abydos Dynasty (16501600 B.C.) was found by a University of Pennsylvania expedition... It rested in a four-chambered tomb amidst the fragmented debris of his coffin, funerary mask and canopic chest...
Senebkay's tomb dates to about 1650 B.C., during Egypt's Second Intermediate Period, when central authority collapsed, giving rise to several small kingdoms. It was found close to a larger royal sarcophagus chamber, recently identified as belonging to king Sobekhotep (probably Sobekhotep I, ca. 1780 BC) of the 13th Dynasty.
According to the archaeologists, the kings of the Abydos Dynasty placed their burials near the tombs of earlier Middle Kingdom pharaohs, including Senwosret III of the 12th Dynasty (about 18801840 B.C.) and Sobekhotep I.
In fact, there is evidence for about 16 royal tombs belonging to the dynasty, whose existence was first hypothesized by Egyptologist Kim Ryholt in 1997.
"It's exciting to find not just the tomb of one previously unknown pharaoh, but the necropolis of an entire forgotten dynasty," said Josef Wegner, Egyptian Section Associate Curator of the Penn Museum, who led the University of Pennsylvania team.
Badly plundered by ancient tomb robbers, the tomb of Senebkay is modest in scale. It features a limestone burial chamber painted with images of the goddesses Nut, Nephthys, Selket, and Isis flanking Senebkay's canopic shrine.
Other texts in the tomb identify the pharaoh as the "king of Upper and Lower Egypt, Woseribre, the son of Re, Senebkay."
(Excerpt) Read more at news.discovery.com ...
The skeleton of Woseribre Senebkay, who appears to be one of the earliest kings of a forgotten Abydos Dynasty (16501600 B.C.) -- JENNIFER WEGNER, PENN MUSEUM
This just in...his name turned up on the Illinois voter rolls....twice.
And once more in Ohio, just in case.
He tried to vote in Texas but they turned him away because he just didn’t look like himself anymore.
I’ll be damned, I remember him, he hasn’t changed much.. Nicknamed; “Woser of Two Evils”.. He was a short, skinny guy, a quiet fellow, with no sense of humor, nobody particularly liked him..
.....just taking a nap on his way to the fjords.
He’s on the 12th hole at the Fjords Country Club right now.
US diggers identify tomb of Pharoah Sobekhotep I
The Luxor Times reports that an examination of the skeletal remains of Senebkay, discovered in Abydos last year by Josef Wegner and a team from the University of Pennsylvania, recorded 18 injuries to his bones, including vertical cuts to his feet, ankles, and lower back. It is thought that the king, whose family ruled from 1650 to 1600 B.C., died in battle between the ages of 35 and 49. The wounds to his ankles and feet suggest that he was on horseback when he was attacked from below at close range, and then knocked to the ground and killed with ax wounds to his cranium. The researchers also say that he was mummified long after death, suggesting that he was killed far away from home, perhaps in battle with the Hyksos, who occupied Lower Egypt at the time.One of *those* topics.
Now I’ll have nightmares for the next six months!!!
I believe you’ve posted the only known photo of “Pharaoh Petty Ameri-ankh I” son of Frank-o-tep Dav-i-set, and the pharaoh who oversaw the complete destruction of both Upper and Lower America.
3600 years ago? Sounds like he was trying to protect what was left of Egypt from the hordes of Amalekites. Arabs.
Other than they’ve got the dating wrong. :’) Interestingly enough, during Hatshepsut’s reign (or just after) an inscription was made giving her credit for defeating the Hyksos (!), so they may have been around a little while after the big to-do at Avaris.
That’s the less well known crown of Much Lower Egypt. ;’)
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