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Antiquities Removes Covers of 2 Ancient Egyptian Sarcophaguses


Sat 21 Sep 2019 | 12:25 PM
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The Minister of Antiquities removed the covers of two ancient Egyptian sarcophaguses coming from the Egyptian Museum located in Al Tahrir square to National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.

The mummies in the two sarcophaguses belong to the senior officials of the New Kingdom of Egypt.

Dr. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, revealed that the two sarcophaguses belong to " Sennedjem " .

Sennedjem, one of the senior priests of the New Kingdom, was nicknamed the servant of the Place of Truth,  who belonged to the 20th Dynasty.

The sarcophaguses are made of colored wood, while the two mummies have been placed inside them, with gilded masks.

Sources confirmed that the first mummy belongs to a woman named Isis, the wife of " Sennedjem ", while The second one belongs to a woman of the family of Sennedjem.

Sennedjem lived in Set Maat, contemporary Deir el-Medina, on the west bank of the Nile, opposite Thebes, during the reigns of Seti I and Ramesses II. Sennedjem had the title "Servant in the Place of Truth".

His tomb was discovered January 31, 1886. When Sennedjem's tomb was found, in it there was regular furniture from his home, including a stool and a bed, which he actually used when he was alive.