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Saqqara's new discovery, pink granite coffin of a royal clerk for King Ramses II

Saqqara's new discovery, pink granite coffin of a royal clerk for King Ramses II - Egypt Tours Portal

Saqqara Monuments Area is a blessed attraction filled with many mythical tales and archaeological artifacts that stood the test of time.

One of the latest discoveries to be made in Saqqara is a pink granite coffin belonging to a royal clerk called "Ptah-Im-Wea" who held the job of the senior statesman for King Ramses II (1303–1213 BC).

He was also responsible for the management of the funeral shrine of King Ramses II, chief of the treasury at King Ramses Temple on Amun's property, the chief of cattle supervisors, and the supervisor of all the sacred sacrifices made to all the gods of Upper and Lower Egypt.

It was found during excavations made by the faculty of Archeology of Cairo University on the southern side of the ascending corridor of King’s Onas shrine.

The coffin features a number of texts and carvings showcasing his name, position, and symbols of the sons of Horus and Isis across its human-shaped cover that holds his face.

The coffin was located in the main burial chamber inside the tomb which was all vandalized and stolen as seen by the broken lid of the Coffin.

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