Pharaonic coffin, sandstone plate discovered in Luxor

MENA

Published: 2018-11-11 17:49

Last Updated: 2018-11-11 17:52


The coffin which was discovered in Luxor this week. (Facebook)
The coffin which was discovered in Luxor this week. (Facebook)
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A sandstone plate and a wooden coffin belonging to the 18th Dynasty of the Pharaonic era in Egypt were discovered by the French Institute for Oriental Archaeology in the northern area of El-Assasif Necropolis in Luxor.

Both items were in good condition when found, except the coffin had lost part of the leg, according to Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri, who added that the coffin was covered with a “1.7-meter layer of masonry, with the name ‘Boya’ engraved on it.”

Meanwhile, three texts describing sacrificial rituals and the names of two senior state men, Titi Ankh and Ineni of the Theban Tomb TT81, were engraved on the plate, Frederick Cullen, Head of the French mission, said.

The French Institute for Oriental Archaeology