French archaeologists unearth a burial chamber for mysterious sixth dynasty queen
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.