I recently read an article titled, “Tomb of ancient Egyptian princess discovered”. South of Cairo, hidden in the bedrock, archaeologists have found the tomb of and ancient Egyptian princess that has long been forgotten.The structure dates back to 2500 BC, during the 5th Dynasty. Archaeologists are confused by the location of this tomb for someone who was of royal status. The majority of members of the royal family of the 5th Dynasty were buried elsewhere. As research continues, archaeologist hope to discover the remains of the princess inside the tomb but currently what lies within is a mystery. A false-door was found at the tomb bearing the princesses name, Sheretnebty, and an inscription found in the limestone reads, “King’s daughter of his body, his beloved, revered in front of the Great God, Sheretnebty,” in hieroglyphics. The tomb of this princess was also surrounded by four other tombs cut into the rock. These tombs were for people of important affiliation with the royal family during the fifth Dynasty. A new door has been opened to learning and documenting information about the 5th Dynasty, the royal family, and others of historical importance of Ancient Egypt.
Through great new discoveries in ancient Egyptian Archaeology, such as the tomb of Sheretnebty, scholars are able to look deeper into the past of the ancient world, even more so than before. An increase in archaeological excavations in Egypt means an increase in knowledge of the past, this is why it is important for researchers to continue work in Egypt, even though the topic of ancient Egyptians may seem somewhat jaded. Though it seems that there may be no more to discover or explore in Egypt today, for the past hundred years of excavations in the country have produced thousands of significant fines, though it seems that great new discoveries are still popping up today, like in the case above.