University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Matthew Olson

The Remains of Senebkay

First Glimpse of a New Pharaoh

By: Paul Verhelst and Matthew Olson

On January 6, 2014, sunlight fell upon the visage of a pharaoh whom history had forgotten for over three and a half millennia. This man was the pharaoh Woseribre-Senebkay. Like virtually every ancient Egyptian royal tomb, Senebkay’s resting place was extensively robbed in antiquity. Looters opened his wooden coin, removed his cartonnage mummy mask, and […]