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Istanbul june 2008 1115b.jpg
08-JUN-2008

Istanbul june 2008 1115b.jpg

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From a note leaning against the sarcophagus: Sarcophagus of Sidonian king Tabnit.
As understood from the hieroglyphic inscription on it, this Egyptian style sarcophagus originally belonging to an Egyptian general Penephtah, who lived during the XXVIth dynasty (600-525 BC), was for a second time used for king Tabnit of Sidon.
Diorite.
Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no. 2.
About 500 BC.
Inv. 800 T
Cat Mendel 78.
So now you know.

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