Unknown Egyptian queen’s tomb discovered

Discovery of an unknown Egyptian queen’s tomb was announced by the Minister of Antiquities of Egypt. The new discovery was made in Abusir during excavations of the Czech Institute of Egyptology. The previously unknown queen is named Khentkaus III and lived the Old Kingdom period. It is assumed that the queen was buried during the time of king Nyuserre (2445 BC-2421 BC) based on a seal that bears his name, which was found in the tomb. It is also possible to say that Khentkaus III is the mother of King Menkauhore who was the successor of Nyuserre.

Tomb of Khentkaus III (by Luxor Times)
Tomb of Khentkaus III (by Luxor Times)

The rooms in the discovered tomb had inscriptions mentioning titles of the tomb owner, which  included “Wife of the King” and “Mother of the King”, revealing an unknown part of the 5th Dynasty’s history. The mission also unearthed 23 limestone pots as well as 4 copper tools as a part of the funerary furniture for the tomb owner.

Tomb of Khentkaus III (by Luxor Times)
Tomb of Khentkaus III (by Luxor Times)

(after Luxor Times)

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