Archive for January 9th, 2009

Mummy of female pharaoh uncovered

Friday, January 9th, 2009

The mummified remains of Queen Seshestet have been found in a Saqqara pyramid.

She was mother of King Teti, founder of the Sixth Dynasty of pharaonic Egypt. Her name was not found but “all the signs indicate that she is Seshestet”.

Such old royal mummies are rare. Most date from dynasties after 1800 BC.

Female royal mummies are even rarer, since only a small number of women are thought to have ruled Egypt.

Seshestet ruled for 11 years.

No artifacts facts were found in the tomb or sarcophagus. Tomb raiders got to it long before Zawi Hawass.

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