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Excavations in Luxor Uncover Treasures From Djehuty’s Tomb

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


valley-of-the-kings-luxorLUXOR, EGYPT—An unadorned wooden sarcophagus that held the remains of a child who died during Egypt’s seventeenth dynasty has been found inside the tomb of Djehuty, an important government official. Djehuty was known for constructing monumental buildings for Queen Hatshepsut and for registering exotic goods brought from the land of Punt, but it appears as though his tomb was eventually used as storage space. In addition to the sarcophagus, a collection of wooden pots and pans had been recovered recently, along with several wooden Ushabti figurines dating to the eighteenth dynasty.