New Pyramid discovered in Egypt

A new pyramid has been discovered in the Egyptian region of Saqqara, the sprawling necropolis and burial site of the rulers of ancient Memphis.

The 4,300-year-old pyramid is said to

Egypt’s antiquities chief Zahi Hawass announced the discovery today at the site in Saqqara, about 12 miles south of Cairo.

His team has been excavating at the location for 2 years but he said the discovery was only made two months ago when it became clear that the 16-feet tall structure uncovered under the sands was a pyramid.

The pyramid is the 118th discovered in Egypt so far.
belong to Queen Sesheshet, the mother of King Teti who was the founder of the sixth Dynasty of Egypt’s Old Kingdom.

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One Response to New Pyramid discovered in Egypt

  1. Paul Hai says:

    Let us be truthful. Photographs show a rather low Mastaba. Maybe this construction did have an apex with a capstone when its construction was completed but we should not imagine what is clearly not there now.

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