Pharaonic Princess's tomb found in Egypt

5th Nov 2012

Egypt has further bolstered its historical interest around the world with the discovery of the burial site of a princess from 2500 BC.

The tomb lies south of Cairo and was found by a team of experts from the Czech Republic, Egypt's ministry of ancient culture announced.

The burial place of Princess Shert Nebti was found in the centre of four tombs belonging to key decision-makers from the period of the Old Kingdom. The site is located in the Abu Sir ruins, close to the landmark pyramid of Saqqara.

Government official Mohammed El-Bialy said the site will be explored by experts before visitors will be able to see it and it's thought it could see more people looking to holiday in Egypt in the coming years.

Experts revealed the interior of the burial chamber features four limestone pillars and writing in hieroglyphics. The discovery comes as Egypt is enjoying renewed popularity as a holiday destination.


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