Ancient Egyptian Artifacts
On December 1, Sotheby's Auction House in London will hold an auction titled "Ancient Sculpture and Artwork Part Two".
Upon discovery, the box contained many items including two crooks and two flails.
The banks of the Nile in Luxor are filled with so many ruins of Egypt's illustrious past.
The statue spans back to the third Intermediate Period, around 1069-664 BC.
Initially, the antique box was expected to fetch £5,000 - £8,000.
The king’s identity is unknown, but it was determined that the bust spans back to the 12th/13th Dynasty.
The coffin lid spans back to the 26th Dynasty.
The golden sarcophagus is made in the shape of a mummy and is 6 feet (2 meters) long.
The mummy's head was covered with a gilded funerary mask of cardboard, made of a mixture of linen, glue and plaster.
The area contains many temples, tombs, quarries, churches, monasteries, and industrial workshops. This is in addition to being a residential city.
Seneb was one of the most famous Egyptian dwarves, as he held some important positions.
Rams in ancient Egypt were a symbol of the deity Khnum.
2000 artifacts were placed inside the museum from different eras, including Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic artifacts.
Egypt’s Attorney-General ordered the Ministry of Antiquities to send experts to Italy to examine the authenticity of artifacts smuggled in March.