CAIRO – 23 November 2022: A number of activists shared a picture of renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass, announcing a new archaeological discovery in ancient Saqqara in Giza that rewrites history.
A team of archaeologists discovered the pyramid of an "unknown" Egyptian queen, and a cache of 300 coffins and more than 100 mummies just 20 miles south of Cairo.
However, the picture that circulated on Twitter dates back to an archaeological discovery that was announced last February.
Hawass explained that the discovery has already been announced, and the reason behind the current social media frenzy is the release of the result of the scientific studies conducted after the announcement of the archaeological discovery. The results are set to be published in a scientific journal.
Moreover, Hawass noted that the funerary temple of the Pyramid of Queen Neith has already been discovered.
Hawass added that the Pyramid of Queen Neith was discovered in 2010, but without announcing the queen’s name, indicating that King Teti had a relationship with three women, who were his mother and his two wives. The discovery of the temple revealed the longest obelisk found so far. It has an inscription in the name of Queen Neith, the daughter of the ancient Egyptian deity Keb.
Revealing the name of this queen changes the history of the Sixth Dynasty, because Ebot is the first wife of the king and her pyramid is the smallest among the other two pyramids.
"We are rewriting the history of the Six Dynasty. Every king is Horus on earth, and when he dies, he is Ra, the sun god," stated Hawass.