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American diggers identify tomb of Egypt pharaoh

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A US team in Egypt has identified the tomb of pharaoh Sobekhotep I, believed to be the founder of the 13th dynasty 3,800 years ago, the antiquities minister said Monday. 

Picture released on January 6, 2014 shows the 60-ton quartzite sarcophagus chamber of King Sobekhotep I in south Abydos in Upper Egypt

The team from the University of Pennsylvania had discovered the quartzite sarcophagus of Sobekhotep I, which weighed about 60 tonnes, a year ago, but was unable to identify who it belonged to until last week, the ministry said.

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