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New Kingdom Find in Deir el-Bashiri

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 4:29 pm
by Minimalist ... omb/128882

3500-year-old Ancient Egyptian stone chest Found
A stone chest excavated by archaeologists near Deir el-Bahari and the temple of Hatshepsut could lead archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology at the University of Warsaw to a royal tomb.

The chest has the name of the Pharaoh Tuthmose II inscribed on the casing. Tuthmose II was the 4th Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty period in Egypt and reigned from 1493 to 1479 BC.

His remains were discovered in 1881 along with many other Pharaohs from the 18th and 21st dynasty that included Ramesses II, also known as Ramesses the Great in Tomb TT320 (DB320), otherwise known as the Royal Cache. Many royals were buried in TT320, as their initial royal tombs were often plundered by grave robbers or in need of restoration.