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IN History & Culture ON 10 Jun, 2015
Archaeologists claim to uncover the tomb of Queen Khentakawess III while researching a burial site in Abusir (southwest of Cairo). The Egyptian Antiques Ministry believe that Khentakawess III was the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre, who ruled 4,500 years ago. The officials stated that the tomb existed between 2994-2345 BC. Czech archaeologists also discovered 24 limestones and four copper utensils in the crypt. This will aid them in understanding some unknown facts of the time.
Researchers identified the Queen's tomb near the various pyramids built in the name of ancient Egyptian rulers including Neferefre. Authorities are sure that the tomb belongs to queen Khentakawess III because the tombs of the two other queens with the same name has already discovered.
Pharaoh Neferefre ruled Egypt during 5th Century and archaeologists are now expecting to discover the era more.
Miroslav Barta, head of the Czech Institute of Egyptology led the team that unearthed the queen's tomb.
The inner wall of the burial chamber quotes the phrase "the wife of the king". The script was the biggest evidence for archaeologists in revealing the identity of the tomb.
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