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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Burial chamber of a 'Pharaoh's daughter' found in Egypt | Daily Mail Online


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4493270/Egypt-says-burial-chamber-dating-3-700-years.html

Burial chamber of a 'Pharaoh's daughter' dating back 3,700 years is found in Egypt alongside jars filled with her ORGANS

  • Burial chamber contains a box engraved with 'protective' hieroglyphics
  • Jars in the box were filled with the remains of a 3,700-year-old King's daughter 
  • The royal burial chamber was found attached to a recently discovered pyramid 
  • The pyramid housed newly identified King Emnikamaw of Egypt's 13th Dynasty

Egyptian officials have uncovered a 3,700-year-old burial chamber containing the remains of a 'Pharaoh's daughter'.

The royal burial chamber was found near to a recently discovered pyramid belonging to an ancient Egyptian King.

The ministry said the chamber was likely that of the daughter of 13th Dynasty King Emnikamaw, whose pyramid is located about 600 meters (1,900ft) away.

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Egyptian officials have uncovered a 3,700-year-old burial chamber containing the remains of a Pharaoh's daughter. Within the chamber archaeologists found a wooden box engraved with hieroglyphics (pictured). It contained four canopic jars filled with the royal princess's organs

KING EMNIKAMAW 

The burial chamber was found attached to the pyramid of 13th Dynasty King Emnikamaw.

The King lived approximately 3,700 years ago.

Experts believe his pyramid may have been ancient Egypt's first attempt to build a smooth-sided pyramid.

Little else is known about the mysterious monarch.

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities said the discovery was made at an archaeological site in the area of the Dahshur's royal necropolis, 20 miles (30 kilometres) south of Cairo.

The chamber contains a wooden box engraved with hieroglyphic writings meant to protect the body, a statement on Wednesday said.

The box contained four canopic jars filled with the royal princess's organs.

Last month, archaeologists found remains of a pyramid in the same area with hieroglyphics bearing King Emnikamaw's name.

Experts believe that the pyramid may have been ancient Egypt's first attempt to build a smooth-sided pyramid.


The royal burial chamber, pictured here, was found attached to a recently discovered pyramid belonging to the 13th Dynasty

In a statement, Adel Okahsa, director general at the necropolis, said: 'An alabaster... block engraved with 10 vertical hieroglyphic lines' was among the finds.

He added that a 'granite lintel and stony blocks showing the interior design of the pyramid' were also found.

Excavation is still in its early stages and the size of the pyramid has not yet been established. 

Due to the bent slope of its sides, the pyramid is believed to have been ancient Egypt's first attempt to build a smooth-sided pyramid. 

'All the discovered parts of the pyramid are in very good condition and further excavation is to take place to reveal more parts,' the ministry said. 

The ministry says the chamber was likely that of the daughter of 13th Dynasty King Emnikamaw, whose pyramid is located about 600 meters (1,900ft) away. The hieroglyphic writings on the burial box were meant to protect the body

Egyptian officials investigate the box found within the burial chamber. Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says the discovery was made at an archaeological site in the area of the Dahshur's royal necropolis, 20 miles (30km) south of Cairo

The site where the burial chamber is being excavated. Few details of the Pharaoh's daughter have surfaced

Further research on the box's hyrogliphic engravings and the organs stored within it are required to reveal the identity of the ancient remains

The burial chamber was found in the royal necropolis of Dahshur, south of Cairo

Last month, archaeologists found remains of a pyramid (pictured) in the same area with hieroglyphics bearing King Emnikamaw's name

In a statement, Adel Okahsa, director general at the necropolis, said: 'An alabaster... block engraved with 10 vertical hieroglyphic lines' was among the finds


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