Egyptian Princess' Tomb Discovered Near Cairo

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The tomb of an Egyptian princess dating back 4,500 years was discovered near Cairo this Friday, reports the Global Post.
According to Al Arabiya, a group from the Czech Institute of Egyptology, funded by the Charles University of Prague, made the discovery. Al Arabiya also reports that along with the princess' main tomb, the group excavated a corridor which leads to four other tombs, two of which had been discovered prior to this expedition.
According to the Global Post the princess was named Shert Nebti. The Global Post also reports that little is known about her father or mother, though an inscription on the tomb states "the daughter of the king Men Salbo and his lover venerated before God the all-powerful."
Al Arabiya reports the tomb and the four additional chambers it leads to have all been discovered in the regular excavation season, which began in October.
USA Today reports Mohammed El-Bialy, head of the Egyptian and Greco-Roman Antiquities department at the Antiquities Ministry, said the excavation is still in "early stages" and the site is closed to the public.
The discovery of the tomb comes at a crucial moment following the Arab Spring and Egyptian uprising. USA Today reports a delegation from the International Monetary Fund is in Egypt now to negotiate a $4.8 billion loan intended to bolster the country's weakened economy.

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