More information on the tomb of Jintakus in the Abusir necropolis

More information on the tomb of Jintakus in the Abusir necropolis

At the beginning of this year, Egypt surprised us again and southwest of Cairo the necropolis of Abusir was discovered. This zone re-reveals more information about the story of an ancient queen about whom not much is known.

Thanks to the work carried out by Professor Salima Ikram, Egyptologist and head of the Egyptology Unit at the American University of Cairo, together with a team of Czech archaeologists and researchers, more news about this mysterious queen has been offered.

It is not a recent excavation but Czechs have been digging in the area for no less than 55 years, where countless objects have been obtained that have provided great information not only about the area or who inhabited it and how they lived, but also about this queen.

Miroslav Barta, Director of the Czech Institute of Egyptology, stated that one of the most impressive things about the tomb is its inscriptions, which shows that it was a member of the royal family belonging to the 5th dynasty. Inside that tomb, and always according to the inscriptions, This woman was defined as the king's wife and also as his mother, all accompanied by the word Jintakus III, What does it mean "the place of their souls”. In addition, it coincides that the two previous queens had the same name and that they were buried in practically the same way.

Research has made it possible to understand what was the role that women of high society could play in ancient Egypt. The women of the old kingdom especially had great power and prestige, as Ikram claimed.

At first she married a king but later gave birth to a boy who would become king, being able to be king Menkauhor, although it is not known for sure. This discovery was made in the tomb that was discovered earlier this year in a small cemetery where the great leaders and nobles of the court were left there.

In this burial, 24 limestone vessels, copper tools, bone fragments and different remains were found that are currently being investigated and where they seek to know more about this queen and to fit all the loose pieces that are had of this puzzle, with what to be able to get to know the highlights of this stage in the history of Egypt.

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