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A wooden coffin from the Seventeenth Dynasty was found at the Pharaohs Egyptian-Spanish archaeological mission

A wooden coffin from the Seventeenth Dynasty was found at the Pharaohs

Egyptian News Vision: -: A wooden sarcophagus of the seventeenth Dynasty was found at the Pharaohs, dating back to 1600 BC, near a brick cabin, and next to it many funerary furniture.

The sarcophagus measures 1.75 m by 0.33 m, and was made of wood from a single piece of sycamore tree, and was coated with a layer of white mortar, while the interior was painted in red.

Inside the coffin, a mummy was found for a 15- or 16-year-old girl, lying on her right side, in a poor state of preservation, wearing two rings in one of her ears spirally and coated with a thin, possibly copper-plated sheet.

The Egyptian-Spanish archaeological expedition operating in the arm of Abu al-Naga in Luxor, in the south of the country, found 4 necklaces bound together with a ceramic clasp on the mummy chest; the first necklace is 70 cm long, and it consists of circular beads decorated in dark blue and light.

The second necklace is 62 cm in length and is made of faience green and glass beads.

The third necklace is the most beautiful and has a length of 61 cm. It is made of 74 pieces that combine amethyst, corneli, amber, blue glass, and quartz beads.

It also contains two scarabs, one in the form of the god Horus, and 5 amulets from faience, and the fourth necklace consists of several chains of faience beads bound together by a ring that combines all threads.

On the other side of the cabin, a small sarcophagus sarcophagus was found, enclosed and bound by a chain, inside which there are 4 wooden ochbeat representations wrapped in linen scrolls, written on one of them a hieratic script that identifies the name of its owner, Osiris Jahouti, who lived in the seventeenth family (circa 1600 BC). Christmas).

In the same area, the mission also found a burial well with a pair of leather sandals dyed brightly red, a pair of leather balls tied together with strings, dating back to the seventeenth family, a pair of cats, a caribou and a rose all in good condition.

It is likely that these things belonged to a woman who was using them for sports or as part of dancing, according to the depictions of daily life in the tombs of Bani Hassan of the Twelfth Dynasty.

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