Tuesday, December 9, 2014

New Discovery, Luxor: Amon singer coffin discovered intact at Assassif Area

The Spanish mission directed by Dr. Francisco Jose Martin who is working at Assasif on the west bank in Luxor, at Amen-Hotep Huy tomb Valentin have discovered an intact coffin with a mummy inside the coffin of “Singer of Amon” in Amen-Hotep Huy tomb, TT28.

Dr. Mamdouh El Damaty, Minister of Antiquities, said that now the cleaning and restoration procedures are ongoing. 

The coffin was dated to the Third Intermediate Period (TIP) between (1100-900 B.C) and it is a unique example of the coffin style in Ancient Egypt during the 21st Dynasty. The name of the mummified Singer is yet to be identified after cleaning the inscriptions on the coffin.

Dr. Abd El Hakim Karar antiquities director general in Upper Egypt said "The wooden coffin is plaster with gypsum and measures 181cm X 48cm X 50cm. The mummy inside is wrapped and the arms crossed underneath. The face details are carefully patterned."

Karar added “The sides of the coffin shows scenes of Thoth, Anubis, Osiris, Nut, Isis and Horus 4 sons as well as hieroglyphic inscription which is being studied to know more about the deceased.”

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