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Archaeologists in Egypt unearth tomb of unknown queen

The tomb of a previously unknown queen has been discovered in Egypt southwest of Cairo, archaeologists say.

Mamdouh el-Damaty, the country's antiquities minister, said that the queen's name, Khentakawess, was inscribed on a wall inside the funeral complex of Pharaoh Neferefre, who ruled 4,500 years ago. The queen is believed to have either been the Pharaoh's wife or mother, the BBC reports.

The discovery was made by a team from the Czech Institute of Egyptology, and el-Damaty thinks that it will "help us shed light on certain unknown aspects of the Fifth Dynasty, which along with the Fourth Dynasty, witnessed the construction of the first pyramids."