Pennsylvania, Josef Wegner of the Egyptian Section Associate Curator of the Penn Museum, “discovered a huge 60-ton royal sarcophagus chamber of South Abydos.” In it, they found an unknown pharaoh named Senebkay. King Senebkay’s tomb was badly robbed by ancient grave robbers.
The newly found Pharaoh Senebkay dates back to 1650 BC during Egypt’s Second Intermediate Period and it was identified by Dr. Wegner and Kevin Cahail, who is a doctorate student for the Ph.D. program for the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization. It was also found through tests that King Senebkay was about 5’10 and he died in his mid to late 40’s. Because of tomb robbers, King Senebkay’s tomb had debris of a fragmented coffin, funerary mask, and a canopic chest. They also found that he was one of the earliest kings of the “Abydos Dynasty.”