Egypt

Archaeologists Uncover Previously Unknown Pharoah

Supposedly reigned more than 3,600 years ago

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Archaeologists in Egypt believe they have discovered the remains of a previously unknown pharaoh who reigned more than 3,600 years ago.

The skeleton of King Senebkay were uncovered at South Abydos in Sohag province, about 500 km (300 miles) south of Cairo, by a University of Pennsylvania expedition working with the government, the Egyptian antiquities ministry said.

Never before heard of in ancient Egyptian history, King Senebkay's name was found inscribed in hieroglyphics written inside a royal cartouche—an oval with a horizontal line at one end signaling a royal name, the ministry said in a statement.