A new burial chamber of a 4,000 year old queen was recently unearthed by a team of French archaeologists working at Saggara.
The burial chamber in very bad condition is believed to belong to Queen Behenu of the Sixth Dynasty.
Further excavation inside the burial led to the finding of the Queen’s saracophagus but unfortunately the mummy was destroyed.
Philippe Collombert (Head of the mission) said:
“It is a well-preserved granite sarcophagus engraved with the queen’s different titles, but says nothing about the identity of her husband,”.
These are the three best books I have read on the subject of Hieroglyphics – in no particular order:
The Rosetta Stone by R B Parkinson
Since my recent trip to the National Museum in Cairo, I’ve been fascinated by the Rosetta Stone. Seeing such an incredible piece of history (albeit a convincing replica) in the context of that remarkable country is something I recommend everyone should experience. This book is written by the Egyptian curator at the British Museum – that is the man currently in charge of the real Rosetta stone.