Name of previously unknown pharaoh found

Published on March 7th, 2012 | by Admin

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Researchers working at the Karnak Temple Complex in Egypt have discovered the previously unknown name of a 17th dynasty pharaoh.

It was the IFAO mission headed by Christophe Thiers that found a limestone door at the north of Amon’s temple dated back to 17th dynasty with hieroglyphics inscriptions and a royal cartouche bears the name of a King that didn’t appear before in ancient Egyptian history and the name is “Sen Nakht N’ Ra”

The Minister confirmed that this discovery is the first of this Pharaoh’s work as the text mentioned that he established buildings for God Amon in Karnak with the limestone he quarried from Tora, near Cairo and demanded the work to continue in the area in order to reveal more architecture elements that had been established by this King.

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Story: Luxor Times| Photo: Luxor Times

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