Ancient Egyptian Carving Linked To King Tut’s Father Is Discovered In Sudan

An Egyptian carving, originally created for Queen Tiye’s temple, was discovered in a tomb (shown here) at the site of Sedeinga in Sudan. | V. . Francigny/Sedeinga Mission
A newly discovered Egyptian carving, which dates back more than 3,300 years, bears the scars of a religious revolution that upended the ancient civilization.

By Owen JarusLiveScience/HuffingtonPost

The panel, carved in Nubian Sandstone, was found recently in a tomb at the site of Sedeinga, in modern-day Sudan. It is about 5.8 feet (1.8 meters) tall by 1.3 feet (0.4 m) wide, and was found in two pieces.

Originally, it adorned the walls of a temple at Sedeinga that was dedicated to Queen Tiye (also spelled Tiyi), who died around 1340 B.C. Several centuries after Tiye’s death — and after her temple had fallen into ruin — this panel was reused in a tomb as a bench that held a coffin above the floor. [See Photos of the Egyptian Carving and Sedeinga Tomb]

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