Second intermediate period tombs of previously unknown pharaohs of the 16th dynasty have been found near Abydos. There are possibly 16 tombs, 10 of which have been found and 6 excavated. One of the tombs was for the pharaoh Senebkay. His red granite sarcophagus and canopic chest were reused from the 13th dynasty pharaoh Sobekhotep.
The Egypt Study Society (ESS) is an organization for people who are interested in ancient Egypt. ESS welcomes anyone with similar interests to participate. ESS programs include lectures, slide and video presentations, seminars, hands on workshops, and an annual picnic. Well known Egyptologists and knowledgeable ESS members make presentations throughout the year.
Members of the Egyptian Study Society receive our monthly newsletter, The Scribe's Palette, via email or snail mail announcing our monthly speakers. The newsletter provides news of the most recent discoveries made in Egypt. The Ostracon is the scholarly journal of ESS containing papers written by professional Egyptologists with current dig sites in Egypt and papers provided by interested and knowledgeable members of the society.
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The monumental exhibit, "Ramses II: The Great Pharaoh and His Time" was held at the Denver Museum of Natural History [now Nature and Science] in the winter of 1987-88. The exhibit required a large number of volunteers and docents,all of whom enjoyed extensive training in matters concerning Ancient Egypt.