Czech archeologists discovered the tomb of the Queen Khentkaus III

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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.

Message from the Nile

  • History of Czech institution of egyptology

    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

    Czech egyptology is successful in researching not only on pyramidal fields in Abusir recently, but also in supporting and organizing smaller expeditions into egyptian Western desert. Czech expedition has been working even in slowly evanescent oasis El-Hajez since 2003, which is situated about 400 km to the south-west from Cairo.

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