5 – Sarcophagus of Wahibreemakhet

Sarcophagus of Wahibreemakhet; Egyptian, Dynasty 26, c. 600 BC. The hieroglyphic inscription on this large sarcophagus identifies the deceased as Wahibreemakhet, a high official who held the title of Royal Sealer. Although he bears an Egyptian name and was buried in the manner of an important Egyptian courtier, the names of his father and mother, Alexikles and Zenodote, are Greek. He was likely born in Egypt to immigrant parents, and his father may have been a military commander in the service of Psamtik (ruled 664-610 BCE)

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