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Egypt uncovers sarcophagus from reign of Ramses II

An Egyptian archaeological mission is learning the secrets of a sarcophagus belonging to a senior statesman during the reign of King Ramses II.

CAIRO — An Egyptian archaeological mission from the Cairo University’s Faculty of Archeology, headed by Ola el-Aguizy, recently unearthed the pink granite sarcophagus of Ptah-em-Wia, a statesman who held senior administrative positions under Ramses II.

Last year, the Egyptian mission first discovered Ptah-em-Wia’s tomb in Saqqara, south of Cairo. More excavation work has unearthed Ptah-em-Wia’s underground burial chamber and his sarcophagus.

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