The largest Egyptian sarcophagus

Published on December 7th, 2012 | by Admin


The largest Egyptian sarcophagus has been identified in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, and now archaeologists are working to reassemble the red granite box.

Archaeologists are re-assembling the outermost of these nested sarcophagi, its size dwarfing the researchers working on it. It is more than 13 feet (4 meters) long, 7 feet (2.3 m) wide and towers more than 8 feet (2.5 m) above the ground. It was originally quite colorful and has a lid that is still intact.

“This as far as I know is about the largest of any of the royal sarcophagi,” said project director Edwin Brock, a research associate at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, in an interview with LiveScience.

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Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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