3,300-Year-Old Pink Granite Royal Sarcophagus Unearthed In Egypt

  • A pink granite sarcophagus of the ancient Egyptian nobleman Ptah-em-wia has been found in Saqqara
  • According to inscriptions on the stone coffin, he acted as head of the treasury under Ramses the Great
  • The sarcophagus was kept in pristine condition in its original burial chamber seven metres underground 
  • Archaeologists hope the discovery will shed light on those who ruled Egypt after Tutankhamen
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