Ankh-Af-Na-Khonsu: Coffin discovered, but…

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99996655555555555-620x310Facebook is alive with reports from the media of the discovery in Luxor of the coffin of Ankh-af-na-Khonsu. Many of these Facebook posts make the assumption that the coffin belongs to ‘our’ Ankh-af-na-Khonsu, the one whose funerary stele is of such significance to the writing and content of The Book Of The Law.

These assumptions are incorrect.

There were several priests of that name and a number of their coffins are housed in museums around the world. This new discovery relates to a priest of the 22nd Dynasty (some reports have it as the 21st) and he lived two centuries before ‘the’ Ankh-af-na-Khonsu, referred to in most Egyptological literature as Ankhefenkhons I.

The Cairo Post

The Mirror

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