Czech archeologists discovered the tomb of the Queen Khentkaus III, who probably was the wife of Pharaoh Raneferef. Raneferef was a Pharaoh of the 5th dynasty (2,563 – 2,423 BC) and ruled approximately for 7 years. The tomb of the Queen Khentkaus III was revealed in Abusir, where the Czech expedition has been working in the long term. Several pyramids of the 5th dynasty Pharaohs are located in Abusir.
The tomb of the Queen Khentkaus III was discovered in the funerary complex of the Pharaoh Raneferef. According to Miroslav Bárta, the leader of the Czech expedition, „it leads to a presumption that the Queen was a wife of Raneferef“. There are inscriptions in the side room of the tomb like "Wife of the King" and "Mother of the King". According to Jaromír Krejčí, an expedition member, it indicates of an „historical importance“.
To make things more complicated… A seal of the Pharaoh Nyuserre, who ruled between 2,445 and 2,421 BC, was discovered in the tomb of the Queen Khentkaus III.
„Then we could say that Khentkaus III was the mother of King Menkauhore who was the successor of Nyuserre. This could also reveals more information on this King especially that we have a very few information on him,“ told Jaromír Krejčí, a team member of the Czech Institute of Egyptology mission.