The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has launched a new virtual tour of the tomb of Queen Meresankh III in the area of the Great Pyramid of Giza. With many of us stuck at home and unable to travel, the Egyptian Tourist Board has now virtually opened the 5,000 years old tomb of Queen Meresankh III. This week the Egyptian Tourist Board invited the world into the 5,000-year-old tomb of Queen Meresankh III: free entry instead of the usual charge of 50 Egyptian pounds (around £2.50) and not a single tour group jostling for space. It is believed that her husband was Khafre or Menkaure, who were reponsable for building the other Pyramids of Giza. Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is launching a virtual tour of the tomb of Queen Meresankh III today at seven PM. The tour is part of the ministry's campaign on its official website and social media platforms, under the slogan: “Experience Egypt from Home. She was the daughter of Hetepheres II and Prince Kawab, who were brother and sister. Both very large and exquisitely decorated, this is indeed a tomb worthy of her rank—and fortunately also contains the best preserved wall reliefs in the Eastern Cemetery. https://www.tripsinegypt.com/tomb-of-queen-meresankh-iii-virtual-tour Virtual tour thanks to Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities and the Giza Project at Harvard University. Meresankh III was the granddaughter of one pharaoh (Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid) and the wife of another (Khafre, builder of the Second Pyramid and the Great Sphinx). Under the shadow of the Great Pyramid lies the mastaba of Queen Meresankh III, the wife of Khafra and granddaughter of Khufu. The virtual tour of the Tomb of Queen Meresankh III shows the final resting place of the queen and granddaughter of the pharaoh Khufu, who most likely authorized the production of the Great Pyramid of Giza. https://newslanded.com/2020/04/22/meresank-iii-virtual-tour The Egyptian Tourist Board, along with Harvard University, has made Queen Meresankh III's mastaba tomb—one of Egypt's most historic sites—available with a few clicks. Meresankh's tomb is a particularly early example of a rock cut tomb, though located beneath a double mastaba type superstructure, thus combining the two tomb types.It is located just to the south of the huge tomb of Prince Ankh-haf (G 7510). Say what you like about lockdown, it encourages exploration. Screenshot of the virtual tour/Fair use. Put some music fit for exploration on. As self-quarantine continues, the Egyptian Tourist Board is offering free virtual tours of the 5,000-year-old tomb of Queen Meresankh III that viewers can … >To Explore the virtual guided tour >>Click Here.<< Under the shadow of the Great Pyramid lies the mastaba of Queen Meresankh III, the wife of Khafra and granddaughter of Khufu. Both very large and exquisitely decorated, this is indeed a tomb worthy of her rank and fortunately also contains the best preserved wall reli The tour will be available on the ministry’s website, social media pages on Facebook and Twitter and on the Experience Egypt portal, Sky News Arabia reports. This comes as part of an initiative […] Today, we're going to Egypt for a virtual tour of a 5,000-year-old tomb.