Archeologist Discover Ancient Egyptian Tomb Of Queen Naert And 13 Foot Long Book Of The Dead
Archeologist and Egyptologist lead by Zahi Hawass have discovered a tomb of Queen Naert,, dating back to 1570 BCE. 52 burial shafts were discovered along with Saqqara necropolis, a vast rural ground south of Cairo according other Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiques. Within the burial shafts were paintings of ancient gods, a 13 foot long book of the dead, 3,000 year old coffins, numerous burial relics, and Queen Naert along with several followers.
Hawass said he hasn’t “heard of this queen before, therefore we add an important piece of Egyptian history, about this queen.” Aother items found were a set of wooden masks, a complete shrine to the Egyptian god Anubis, bird shaped artifacts, and board games including Senet, which is a game believed to help players get a glimpse into the afterlife, a bronze ax, hieroglyphic writings, ceramic jars, painting with many of the colors still retaining their vibrant hues and chapter 17 of the Book of the Dead.