Drawings on the walls of Senebkay tomb at Abydos, Egypt

Drawings on the walls of Senebkay tomb at Abydos, Egypt

L’Egypt continues to be a sensational treasure chest of hidden treasures that slowly come back to light: besides the ruins of the old school 1700 years found in Dakhla (http://www.pilloledistoria.it/1820/storia-antica/egitto-scoperta-scuola-1700-anni), a team of American archaeologists have found at Abydos, in the center-south of the country, the tombs of two pharaohs, one of which is hitherto unknown, Senebkay.

The discovery is sensational not only because it adds a new, precious item to the knowledge of the great Egyptian history, but also because it lets you know a little more about a very dark period, dating back to 1650 years ago, when Egypt was under Syrian domination of the Palestinian people Hyksos.

The hope of the scholars is to find now at Abydos other mausoleums of kings and queens, you think at least twenty.

The tomb of Senebkay, looted objects of which was accompanied centuries ago, It has materially returned only a fragment of a sarcophagus inside with the remains of a man around the 50 years and some painted image, but it is of fundamental importance from the historical and archaeological point of view.

Near the Pharaoh's body was found a written laying down the other name by which it was called, User A Ra, that has allowed to tie his figure to a fragment of papyrus until today misunderstood kept at the Egyptian museum of Turin. (photo: ansa.it e corrieredellasera.it )

Tomb found at Abydos,Egypt

Tomb found at Abydos,Egypt