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The tomb of Queen Hetepheres I was uncovered with extravagant offerings still intact in the tomb, unlike so many others at Giza that had been plundered by robbers over thousands of years. The rare and incredible offerings that were buried with Hetepheres shed crucial light on the ancient egyptians that lived and were buried at Giza.

Queen Hetepheres I was the wife of King Sneferu and mother of the Pharaoh Khufu who built the Great Pyramid of Giza. When archaeologists uncovered the tomb and opened the sarcophagus within, they didn’t find the mummy of the queen and speculated that robbers might have stolen just the mummy but fled before taking any of the other offerings.

Ankhnesmeryre Huni Kawab (G 7110-7120) Khufu Meresankh III (G 7530-7540) Snefru
George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
Shafts only (no superstructure)
Hetepheres I