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Tomb of ancient Egyptian princess discovered

The tomb of an ancient Egyptian princess has been discovered south of Cairo hidden in bedrock and surrounded by a court of tombs belonging to four high officials.

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Nov. 14, 2012: Archaeologists display statues that were found in princess Shert Nebti's tomb in Giza, Egypt. Czech archaeologists have unearthed the 4,500-year-old tomb south of Cairo, a finding that suggests other undiscovered tombs may be in the area.

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Nov. 14, 2012: An archaeologist inspects a statue that was found in princess Shert Nebti's tomb.

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Nov. 14, 2012: Statues that were found in princess Shert Nebti's tomb in Giza, Egypt.
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Nov. 14, 2012: An Egyptian man cleans off dust from hieroglyphic inscriptions on a lime stone column in Giza, Egypt. 

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Nov. 14, 2012: An Egyptian man dust off hieroglyphic inscriptions on a limestone column.

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Nov. 14, 2012: An archaeologist inspects a statue found in princess Shert Nebti's tomb in Giza.

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Nov. 2, 2012: Three recently discovered statues found in a complex of tombs, including one of a pharaonic princess. Princess Shert Nebtis was daughter of King Men Salbo, dating from the fifth dynasty (around 2500 BC); the other tombs were for "high ranking officials."

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Nov. 2, 2012: A recently discovered statue found in the complex of tombs.

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Nov. 2, 2012: One of a series of recently discovered statues in a complex of 4,500-year-old tombs south of Cairo, Egypt.

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Tomb of ancient Egyptian princess discovered

The tomb of an ancient Egyptian princess has been discovered south of Cairo hidden in bedrock and surrounded by a court of tombs belonging to four high officials.

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