CLOSING IN ON A PHARAOH'S TOMB
Archaeology|September/October 2020
CLOSING IN ON A PHARAOH'S TOMB
Archaeologists excavating in the Egyptian royal necropolis of Deir el-Bahari, on the west bank of the Nile, believe they have found the long-sought location of the tomb of the early 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Thutmose II (r. ca. 1492–1479 b.c.).
DANIEL WEISS

Near a chapel dedicated to the pharaoh that was part of the temple of his son and successor, Thutmose III (r. ca. 1479–1425 b.c.), the researchers uncovered a range of items that may have been part of a foundation deposit commemorating the tomb’s construction.

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September/October 2020