Discovery of a tomb of a previously unknown queen is shedding light on a dark period of ancient Egyptian history
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Archaeologists unearthed the 4,600-year-old tomb of Khentkaus III a queen of the Old Kingdom in November in the necropolis of Abu-sir, southwest of Cairo. Now one expert believes the grave, which held utensils could reveal the kingdom was facing similar problems to our own, in the form of political unrest and climate change. A painting from a tomb showing harvests in times when the Nile flooded is shown bottom right.