Egyptian princess's tomb dating from 2,500 BC found near Cairo

Czech archaeologists have discovered a 4,500-year-old tomb of a Pharaonic princess named Shert Nebti just south of Cairo. The ancient burial site, which is located at the Abu Sir complex near the famed step pyramid of Saqqara, is surrounded by the tombs of four high officials from the Fifth Dynasty dating to around 2,500 BC. And excitingly, archaeologists now suspect that the area contains other sites just waiting to be unearthed.

Mohammed El-Bialy, who heads the Egyptian and Greco-Roman Antiquities department at the Antiquities Ministry, noted that inscriptions on the four limestone pillars of the Princess' tomb indicate that she is the daughter of King Men Salbo.

Egyptian princess's tomb dating from 2,500 BC found near Cairo

Egyptian princess's tomb dating from 2,500 BC found near Cairo

The current excavation has also unearthed an antechamber containing the sarcophagi of the four officials and statues of men, women, and a child.

Egyptian princess's tomb dating from 2,500 BC found near Cairo

Egyptian princess's tomb dating from 2,500 BC found near Cairo

Egyptian princess's tomb dating from 2,500 BC found near Cairo

Source and images: Associated Press.