Queen Meresankh’s Tomb to be openedAnyone heading on a holiday to Egypt soon will be in for an even greater historical journey than ever before; the tomb of Queen Meresankh III is being opened to the public for the first time in almost 25 years.

Egypt is home to some of the greatest ancient wonders of the world, including the Great Pyramid, built for the pharaoh Khufu. Queen Meresankh III is the granddaughter of Khufu and the niece and wife of Chepren, who built the second-largest pyramid.

The tomb still retains a lot of the vivid colouring that makes it one of the finest and most well-preserved tombs in Egypt. The life of Meresankh is depicted in fantastic reliefs and statues, providing visitors with amazing insight into the life of an Ancient Egyptian queen.

The tombs of five priests will also be opened on the other side of the Great Pyramid, including high priest Kaemankh, the royal treasurer, and the keeper of the king’s secrets.

These ancient tombs will be open towards the end of the year and add to the amazing historical journey to be had on Egypt holidays for singles over 40.

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