French archaeologists unearth a burial chamber for mysterious sixth dynasty queen

French archaeologists unearth a burial chamber for mysterious sixth dynasty queen

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By The Associated Press

CAIRO, Egypt - French archaeologists have unearthed the burial chamber of a mysterious queen from Egypt’s Old Kingdom more than 4,000 years ago.

The necropolis of Saqqara outside Cairo, famed for its massive step pyramid, has yielded a string of discoveries as 10 different teams excavate a previously untouched area.

French mission head Philippe Collombert said the mummy of Queen Behenu was destroyed, but the religious texts were well preserved.

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