Egyptian Pharaoh. His name means "The Manifestation of Re Rules, Chosen of Re" and he ruled Egypt from 887 BC until 885 BC, during the 22nd Dynasty. The presence in his tomb of large amounts of silver, which was rarer than gold in Ancient Egypt, suggests that his reign was a successful and prosperous one, but he died after two years as the result of an infected head wound. His tomb was discovered, largely intact, by Pierre Montet in 1939, and yielded a magnificent hawk headed silver sarcophagus. This was opened in the presence of King Farouk of Egypt to reveal a fine gold burial mask and much jewellery. The king's mummy had been reduced to a skeleton by the damp conditions in the tomb and is now housed in Cairo Museum.
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