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Ancient Egyptian Amulets, Scarabs Unearthed Sarcophagus in Minya

Mon 12 Oct 2020 | 11:51 PM
Ali Abu Dashish

An Egyptian archaeological mission has found an assortment of amulets and scarabs of various shapes and sizes inside a sarcophagus of a man named "Jehuti Imhotep", the chief priest of ancient Egyptian god Jehuti, according to a statement by the Tourism and Antiquities Ministry on Monday.

The mission uncovered a limestone coffin last week along with a collection of well-preserved Ushabti figurines in a burial shaft 5 meters below the ground at al-Ghuraifa area near Tuna el-Gebel necropolis in Minya.

In a press release on Monday, Mission Head and Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri said that the sarcophagus contained a heart scarab, a winged scarab, an amulet of of the head of the goddess Hathor along with several other amulets depicting the four sons of Horus.

"The coffin occupant belonged to the 26th Dynasty," Waziri noted.

Waziri added that a large burial chamber had also been found in another burial shaft 10 meters below the ground in the same area.