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A British archaeologist says he may have discovered where ancient Egyptians buried Nefertiti, the Egyptian queen and wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten.
Nefertiti, whose famous bust immortalized her profile, has been the object of searches by archaeologists for decades with little luck. Now, Nicholas Reeves of the University of Arizona says that he has identified the location of her hidden tomb behind a wall in the Valley of Kings. In a research paper, Reeves suggests that Nefertiti may be connected to Tut’s tomb through a portal.
The findings still need to be verified but would be a major breakthrough and help shed light on other lingering questions about how the ancient Egyptians buried their royalty.
Nefertiti, who lived in the 14th century BC, continues to be known for her beauty to this day.
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Archeologists in Egypt have stumbled across the tomb of a previously unknown queen, believed to be the wife of a pharaoh who ruled 4,500 years ago, Egyptian officials announced Sunday.
From inscriptions found on a wall of the tomb, the mystery queen has been identified as Khentakawess, wife of the Pharaoh Neferefre, Agence France-Presse reports.
The tomb, which dates back to the middle of the Fifth Dynasty (2994 to 2345 B.C.), was discovered by Czech archeologists in an Old Kingdom necropolis southwest of Cairo in Abu-Sir, and is part of Neferefre’s funeral complex.
“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,” said Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damaty.
Also found inside the tomb were 30 utensils made of limestone and copper.
The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of an Etruscan tomb northwest of Rome.
The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of a tomb belonging to a Tang Dynasty female official in Shaanxi Province, China.
The link below is to an article reporting on the discovery of a tomb in Peru by Archaeologists which may shed light on an ancient pre-Inca water cult.
The link below is to an article concerning an archaeological dig in Wales that may unearth the tomb of early Britons.