Czech archaeologists have discovered the tomb in Egypt of an unknown queen: Chentkaus III. She was probably the wife of a pharaoh who belonged to the fifth dynasty, about 4,500 years ago, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
“It’s the first time we discover the name of the queen, who was unknown to us, as we discovered her tomb”, says Mamdouh al-Damaty, the state official of the Ministery of Antiquities.
The tomb was excavated southwest of Cairo, on the site Abusir, where there are more tombs of pharaohs from the fifth dynasty. According to an expert, this tomb dates from the middle of the fifth dynasty (2494-2345 BC). This discovery will give us more clarity on unknown aspects of the fifth dynasty, the period of the construction of the first pyramids.