Egyptian Queen’s tomb opens for virtual tour




Meresankh
Screenshot of the virtual tour/Fair use

With many of us stuck at home and unable to travel, the Egyptian Tourist Board has now virtually opened the 5,000 years old tomb of Queen Meresankh III. She was the daughter of Hetepheres II and Prince Kawab, who were brother and sister. She married the pharaoh Khafra, and they had four sons and at least one daughter together. She died shortly after her husband.

The tomb she rests in was originally planned for her mother, but her mother donated it for her use, which could mean that her death was rather unexpected. Her tomb was discovered in 1927.

See the full tour here.






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