Fit for a king: largest Egyptian sarcophagus found

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Fit for a king: largest Egyptian sarcophagus found

Post by SamCogar on Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:51 am

Made of red granite, the royal sarcophagus was built for Merneptah, an Egyptian pharaoh who lived more than 3,200 years ago. A warrior king, he defeated the Libyans and a group called the "Sea Peoples" in a great battle.

He also waged a campaign in the Levant attacking, among others, a group he called "Israel" (the first mention of the people). When he died, his mummy was enclosed in a series of four stone sarcophagi, one nestled within the other.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2012/12/08/fit-for-king-largest-egyptian-sarcophagus/

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