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BBC新闻:埃及考古学家挖出新女王墓穴

2015-02-04    来源:普特英语听力    【      美国外教 在线口语培训
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Egypt says archeologists have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown queen dating back to the 5th dynasty of the pharaohs. It was located by Czech archeologists in a necropolis southwest of Cairo as Warran Bull reports. “Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty said the tomb was discovered in Abu-Sir, which served as the cemetery for the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis. Inside the tomb, he said, was inscribed the name of the women Khentakawess. She was believed to be either wife or mother of the wife or mother of Pharaoh Neferefre who reigned about 4,500 years ago. The Czech archeologists also found about 30 utensils made of limestone and copper. They say their discovery will help shed light on unknown aspects of the 5th dynasty of Egypt’s pharaohs which along with the 4th dynasty witness the construction of the first pyramid.”

archeologist n. 考古学家

necropolis n. 大墓地;史前时期的坟场

cemetery n. 墓地;公墓

limestone n. [岩] 石灰岩


埃及称考古学家挖掘出土了法老第五王朝一位此前不为人知的女王的墓穴。捷克的考古学家在开罗西南部的墓地有了这一发现。万伦·布尔报道。“埃及文物部长曼度·丹莫提称,墓穴是在阿布什地区发现的,该地区曾是古埃及首都孟菲斯的墓地专用地。他称在墓穴中刻着一位女性的名字——韩塔卡维斯。考古学家认为她可能是4500年前统治埃及的法老兰尼弗雷夫的妻子或母亲。捷克的考古学家还发现了大约30件由石灰石和铜制成的器皿。他们表示他们的发现将有助于研究埃及法老第五王朝那不为人知的历史。法老第五王朝和第四王朝一起见证了第一座金字塔的建设。”
BBC世界新闻。

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