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Ancient tomb of previously unknown queen discovered in Egypt

Tomb of Ramses the 4th in the Valley of the Kings.
Tomb of Ramses the 4th in the Valley of the Kings. Image by zolakoma / CC BY 2.0

Archeologists have discovered the tomb of an ancient Egyptian queen, in a necropolis southwest of Cairo. Queen Khentakawess III is thought to be either the wife or mother of Pharaoah Neferefre, who ruled 4500 years ago. Abu-Sir, where the tomb was unearthed, was an Old Kingdom cemetery, where there are several pyamids dedicated to Fifth Dynasty Pharoahs, including Neferefre. Read more: bbc.co.uk