Funerary Temple of Queen Naert Discovered

A number of outlets including the Guardian recently published accounts of recent discoveries in the necropolis of Saqqara in Egypt, near the pyramid of King Teti. The article begins:

“Egypt has announced the discovery of a new trove of treasures at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo, including an ancient funerary temple.

“The tourism and antiquities ministry said the ‘major discoveries’ made by a team of archaeologists headed by the Egyptologist Zahi Hawass also included more than 50 sarcophagi.

“The wooden sarcophagi, which date back to the New Kingdom period – between the 16th and the 11th century BC – were found in 52 burial shafts at depths of 10 to 12 metres (40 feet).

“Hawass said the funerary temple of Queen Naert, the wife of King Teti, as well as three warehouses made of bricks were also found on the site.”

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Thanks to Soror Amy for the tip

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