Thursday, 15 November 2012

Czech archaeologists discover tomb of ancient Egyptian princess


Archaeologists from the Czech Institute of Egyptology have recently uncovered a tomb belong to an ancient Eygptian princess south of Cairo. The tomb of princess Sheretnebty, dated to 2500 B.C., was hidden in bedrock and surrounded by tombs of four high officials. Earlier today The Washington Post published a video in which Miroslav Bárta, director of the Czech mission, detailed some of the findings in the ongoing excavation.

Live Science reported that Bárta and his team have yet to determine whether or not the remains of the princess are still inside the tomb, but uncovered fragments of a false door bearing her name as well as an inscription on four limestone pillars that used to support the roof blocks reading: "King's daughter of his body, his beloved, revered in front of the Great God, Sheretnebty."

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