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New tomb found in Egypt

Posted on Feb, 5, 2015
Contributed to WCHV by Danielle
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tombA team of Czech archeologists have discovered the tomb of Queen Khentakawess III’s tomb in Egypt.

Archaeologists unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown queen. The tomb was found in Abu-Sir, south-west of Cairo, and is thought to belong to the wife or mother of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago. Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said that her name, Khentakawess III, had been found inscribed on a wall in the necropolis as reported by BBC. The tomb was discovered in Pharaoh Neferefre’s funeral complex. Abu-Sir was used as an Old Kingdom cemetery for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.

The archeologists and experts at the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry believe that the discovery could shed light on certain unknown aspects of the Fifth Dynasty, which along with the Fourth Dynasty, witnessed the construction of the first pyramids.

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