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Limestone stela and wooden sarcophagus unearthed in Luxor


The joint archaeological mission by the Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale (IFAO) and the University of Strasbourg has found a limestone stela and a wooden sarcophagus from the 18th Dynasty near the tomb of Petamenope in the northern area of El-Assasif Necropolis in Luxor.

Limestone stela and wooden sarcophagus unearthed in Luxor
Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Antiquities


The stela, measuring 1m x 0,65cm, has three registers depicting offering scenes and the names of two senior officials, Tetiankh and Inenni, of the Theban tomb TT81.

Limestone stela and wooden sarcophagus unearthed in Luxor
Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Antiquities


A well preserved sarcophagus made of wood and painted plaster, evidently belonging to a person named Pouia, was also discovered nearby.

Source: Egypt. Ministry of Antiquities [November 09, 2018]

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