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Remains of 3,700-Year-Old Pyramid Unearthed in Egypt

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Pyramid discovered south of Cairo
Remains of a pyramid discovered south of Cairo, in the Dahshur royal necropolis. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

It’s another historic day in Egypt.

According to the Associated Press (via CBS News), the head of the Egyptian Antiquities Authority has announced that a team of archaeologists has unearthed the remains of a 3,700-year-old pyramid that dates back to the 13th Dynasty.

In a statement, the authority noted that the remains had been found north of King Sneferu’s “bent pyramid” in Dahshur’s ancient royal necropolis near Cairo. Dahshur’s most famous site, the bent pyramid, is seen as an early attempt by ancient Egyptians to incorporate smooth sides into the pyramid design.

The head of Dahshur necropolis noted that the remains were likely interior structures of a pyramid, including a corridor.

Pyramid discovered south of Cairo
(Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)
Pyramid discovered south of Cairo
(Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

 

—RealClearLife