Sarcophagus (from the Greek "flesh-eater") in the Ancient Egyptian archeology means a stone coffin (in
the narrow sense) or a coffin in general.
The sarcophagus of Shepsi-pu-Min is made of local Egyptian wood (sycamore) and is veneered with
imported Lebanese cedar. This wood was as precious as stone and was affordable only to high rank
officials. The walls and lid of the sarcophagus are covered in hieroglyphic inscriptions that are painted
very clearly and in precise detail.