Archaeologists in Egypt believe they have discovered remains of a previously unknown pharaoh who reigned more than 3,600 years ago, as reported by Reuters. The skeleton of King Senebkay was uncovered at South Abydos in Sohag province, by a University of Pennsylvania expedition working with the government, the Egyptian antiquities ministry said.
Photographs released with the statement showed what appeared to be a heavily damaged sarcophagus in a burial chamber with no roof. Its stone walls were decorated with painted images.
The statement dates King Senebkay’s rule to 1650 BC during a time known as the second intermediate period when central authority collapsed and small kingdoms sprung up between the end of the Middle Kingdom and the start of the New Kingdom.
Source: Travel Daily