The tomb of Meresankh will be reopened in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Giza

Holidays in Egypt have perhaps become synonymous with the great snorkelling action along the Red Sea coast in recent years.

However, it goes without saying the country has one of the world’s oldest civilisations and there are thousands of cultural delights waiting to be discovered by tourists – with new ones being unveiled all the time.

The tomb of Meresankh – whose name translates into English as lover of life – will be opened to the public for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century this year, reports the Boston Globe.

Visitors heading to see the Great Pyramid of Giza will find the Tomb of Meresankh – granddaughter of Cheops – just a short distance from the wonder.

“We want to give people a reason to come back, to give them something new,” said Ali Asfar, director-general of archaeology on the Giza plateau.

Cairo authorities have also recently stated their plans to reopen the Serapeum at Sakkara.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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