The News
Tuesday 25 of June 2024

Remains of a New Pyramid Discovered in Egypt


The remains were located north of King Sneferu's bent pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis south of Cairo,photo: Pixabay
The remains were located north of King Sneferu's bent pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis south of Cairo,photo: Pixabay
The pyramid is believed to have been ancient Egypt's first attempt to build a smooth-sided pyramid

CAIRO – A top antiquities official says an Egyptian excavation team has discovered the remains of a new pyramid that dates back to the 13th Dynasty, some 3,700 years ago.

Bent pyramid in the Dashur Necropolis. Photo: Flickr

The head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector, Mahmoud Afifi, said in a statement Monday that the remains were located north of King Sneferu’s bent pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis south of Cairo. Due to the bent slope of its sides, the pyramid is believed to have been ancient Egypt’s first attempt to build a smooth-sided pyramid. The necropolis was the burial site for courtiers and high-ranking officials.

Adel Okasha, the head of Dahshur necropolis, said that the remains belong to the inner structure of the pyramid, including a corridor. Other remains included blocks showing the interior design of the pyramid.