3,300-year-old pink granite sarcophagus of Egyptian ‘pyramid keeper’ found at Saqqara

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed the 3,300-year-old stone sarcophagus of an official whose mummified body was stolen by grave robbers long ago.  The coffin, carved from pink granite, was crafted for an official named “Ptah-im-wea,” who, according to the hieroglyphs inscribed on it, lived during the time of Ramesses II (reign circa 1279 B.C. to […]

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