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Posted: 8:49 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014
By Rick Couri
Archeologists found the tomb while looking around another dig site.
The University of Pennsylvania's Penn Museum says Woseribre Senebkay ruled Egypt from approximately 1650BC to 1600BC.
The newly discovered Pharaoh wasn’t in good shape after years of being picked over by tomb robbers.
LiveScience reports it’s believed Senebkay lived to his mid- to late-40s, and stood about 5-foot-10.
The find goes hand in hand with a new dynasty.
It will be called the Abydos Dynasty, after the site where the tomb was discovered.
Workers were interested to find a little cross-Pharaoh thievery after finding a cedar chest belonging to Sobekhotep in the tomb of Senebkay.
“It suggests that the king had economic challenges, which has to do with the period of struggle and fragmentation of kingdom," Josef Wegner told NBC News.
It’s now believed there will be multiple tombs and pharaohs to be found in the area.
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