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Pharaoh's daughter remains uncovered in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered what is believed to be the 3,700-year-old burial chamber of a pharaoh's daughter. The discovery is about 2,000 feet from a pyramid recently unearthed at the ancient royal site of Dahshur, south of Cairo.

Inside a chamber at the necropolis, diggers found a wooden box engraved with hieroglyphs containing four canopic jars filled with organs. Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says in a release the tomb's occupant was likely the daughter of King Emnikamaw of the 13th Dynasty; the organs are likely hers, reports the BBC.

Last month, archaeologists uncovered a relief with 10 lines of hieroglyphs and Emnikamaw's name, along with the remains of a sarcophagus. One of the most impressive sites in Egypt, Dahshur sits on the west bank of the Nile River and is perhaps best known as home to the 341-foot Red Pyramid, the first smooth-sided pyramid, per the BBC.

King Sneferu, of the 4th Dynasty, built it some 4,600 years ago, along with the nearby sharp-angled Bent Pyramid. Sneferu's heir, Khufu, built the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

(This "impressive" pharaoh statue was found in a Cairo slum.)

This article originally appeared on Newser: Pharaoh's Daughter Tomb Discovered in Egypt