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New Pyramid Discovery in Egypt

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Bent pyramid at Dahshur, south of Cairo (Dreamstime.com)

Tuesday, 04 Apr 2017 05:19 AM

A new pyramid has been discovered in an Egyptian necropolis south of Cairo.

A top antiquities official says an excavation team discovered the remains of the new pyramid that dates back to the 13th Dynasty, some 3,700 years ago, reported The Associated Press.

The head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector, Mahmoud Afifi, said on 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.

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