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Tomb of Unknown Egyptian Queen Discovered Near Cairo

Telegraph   in 
January 6, 2015

According to a BBC report, the tomb is located in an area called Abusir, which was used as a cemetery for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.

The tomb is believed to be that of the wife or mother of Pharaoh Neferefre, a ruler of the area around 4,500 years ago.

Mamdouh el-Damaty, the Egyptian Antiquities Minister, said that the name Khentakawess had been found on the tomb.

Mr Damaty added that this would make her Khentakawess III, as previous queens had had the same name.

“This discovery will help us shed light on certain unknown aspects of the Fifth Dynasty, which along with the Fourth Dynasty, witnessed the construction of the first pyramids,” he said.


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