Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Largest Egyptian Sarcophagus Identified (mentions "Israel")

5 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Fit for a King: Largest Egyptian Sarcophagus Identified

By Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor | LiveScience.com – Thu, Dec 6, 2012

The largest ancient Egyptian sarcophagus has been identified in a tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, say archaeologists who are re-assembling the giant box that was reduced to fragments more than 3,000 years ago.

Made of red granite, the royal sarcophagus was built for Merneptah, an Egyptian pharaoh who lived more than 3,200 years ago. A warrior king, he defeated the Libyans and a group called the "Sea Peoples" in a great battle.

He also waged a campaign in the Levant attacking, among others, a group he called "Israel" (the first mention of the people). When he died, his mummy was enclosed in a series of four stone sarcophagi, one nestled within the other.

Read more

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

They are still in tact...without imbalming fluid.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very interesting! :thumbsup:

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I read this a few days ago. Its cool. This pharaoh is more recent than king tut.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0