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Resting place of an ancient Egyptian priest discovered

The sarcophagus of Ankh-f-n-khonsu

The sarcophagus of Ankh-f-n-khonsu was discovered in Luxor. He was a high priest of the ancient Egyptian god Amun Ra.

This discovery was made in the tomb of Amenhotep-Huy, who was Egypt’s viceroy and vizier during the reign of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

The wooden sarcophagus is covered with hieroglyphic inscriptions and portrayal of the deceased wearing a wig and crown and many other details.

According to the Antiquities Ministry, the sarcophagus was discovered in a preserved condition.

The tomb of Amenhotep-Huy was discovered back in 1978. The tomb has been renovated and studied by the team of archaeologists from the Institute for the Study of Ancient Egypt in Madrid. They started this project in 2009.

Numerous scenes discovered in the tomb are a portrayal of the vizier’s daily life activities of agriculture, hunting and fishing. There is also a scene in which he is greeted by high priests.

The Theban Necropolis was used for ritual burials for several Pharaohs, noblemen and high officials.

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