Remains of an unknown pyramid were discovered in Dahshur
The discovery was announced by the head of Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities, Dr. Mahmoud Afifi. So far, the inner structures of the pyramid have been unearthed, as well as a corridor leading to the interior of the now-defunct structure. The pyramid from the 13th Dynasty period was found in króLion’s necropolis of Dahshur, 30 kilometersóin the south of Egypt’s capital Cairo.
The general director of the Dahshur necropolis – Adel Okasha admitted that an alabaster block has been unearthed, on which theórym is carved with 10 vertical lines with hieroglyphs. The excavations are at an early stage and the size of the pyramid has not yet been determined.
– All uncovered parts of the pyramid are in very good condition. We will carry out further excavations aimed at unearthing more fragmentsóin the pyramids – Okasha said.
An unearthed corridor leading to the interior of a pyramid that no longer exists. Photo. Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities
Five pyramids have so far been discovered in the Dahshur necropolis. Two of them are attributed to króTo Snofru of the 4th Dynasty, whoóry was the father of Cheops. In terms of size, they rank third and fourth right after the pyramids of Cheops and Chephren. Another three are the pyramids of Amenemhat II, Senuseret III and Amenemhat III from the 12th dynasty.
Pyramid króla Snofru is called Broken because of the change in the angle of the side walls about halfway up. Archaeologists believe that the remains just discovered belong to a similar structure. They also claim that these may have been the first próto build a pyramid without changing the angle of the walls.
In Egypt, the który is home to one of the world’s earliest civilizations, there are 123 ancient pyramids. Amongród them the world-famous pyramids at Giza, whoóre were erected about 4,500 years ago.
So far, archaeologists working on the excavation have not provided much information. However, it is to be expected that the wkrótce we will learn more detailedółów.
Sourceóbackground: AP, AFP. In the photo of the headównym Broken Pyramid of Snorfu, photo. Gérard Ducher/CC. 2.5/Wikimedia Commons