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S9 & S10: Burial Sites of the Pharaohs

Abydos - Capital Cities

Map of the Finds at Abydos

Where: 11 km West of the Nile

When: Mid-13th Dynasty, approx. 1700 BC: Discovered 1901/02

Who: excavated by Ayrton, Weigall & Petrie and then by Wegner in 2014

 

S9: Burial Site of Neferhotep I

What: Proposed burial site of Pharaoh Neferhotep I, with an enclosure surrounding subterranean chambers: outside chance that it was once topped by a pyramid structure

 

S10: Burial Site of Sobekhotep IV

What: Burial site of Pharaoh Sobekhotep IV, with an enclosure surrounding “Z” shaped subterranean chambers: there is an outside chance that it was once topped by a pyramid structure

Notes: Neferhotep I and Sobekhotep IV were brothers who built at Abydos and without conclusive archaeological evidence to the contrary, the brothers are the best candidates for the builders of these tombs

Both  Tombs were extensively robbed of their building materials as well as their grave goods, the robbers were State sanctioned and occurred a matter of years after its use for the Pharaoh; and apparently again during the Roman and Coptic times.