Merneptah Owned Egypt’s Largest Sarcophagus


source: Bible History Daily

Pharaoh Merneptah, who infamously boasted in a victory stela of having laid waste to the Israelites in the waning years of the 13th century B.C.E., was buried in the largest sarcophagus ever commissioned by an Egyptian king. According to researchers at the Royal Ontario Museum, Merneptah’s mummy was placed within a series of four nested sarcophagi, the outermost of which measures 13 feet long, 7 feet wide and more than 8 feet tall.