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The granite sarcophagus of Ramses II ended up at the feet of Coptic monks.

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On the floor, reused as a threshold of a door of a Coptic monastery in Abidos, an Egyptian archaeological team led by Ayman Damarany discovered in 2009 a fragment of a red granite sarcophagus. It carried the cartouche of a high priest of Amun from the 21st dynasty, Menkheperre, who lived around 1000 BC. But the name of the son of the also high priest and later king Pinedjem I had been rewritten on another earlier one. Damarany and his American c…

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