Tomb of Egyptian queen unearthed by archaeologists


A tomb belonging to a previously unknown ancient Egyptian queen was unearthed recently by Czech archaeologists, according a statement released Sunday by the Czech Institute of Egyptology.

Researchers believe the tomb belongs to the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre, also called King Raneferef, who ruled 4,500 years ago during the 5th Dynasty in Egypt. Inscriptions on the walls indicate that she was named Khentakawess, or Khentkaus, III.

Information about the 5th Dynasty is scarce and the existence of the queen was unknown prior to this discovery, according to the statement.

The archeologists also found vessels in the tomb.