Archaeologists discover remains of new pyramid near Cairo, Egypt

Carla Harmon
April 4, 2017

The pyramid from the 13th dynasty was found in Dahshur's royal necropolis, 20 miles (30 kilometres) south of Cairo.

The remains of a 13th Dynasty pyramid were discovered on Monday by an Egyptian archaeological mission working in the Dahshur Necropolis at an area north of King Senefru's Bent Pyramid. The Bent Pyramid is a smooth-sided pyramid, and it was built in approximately 2,600 B.C., National Geographic reported.

General Manager of the Egyptian Ministry for Antiquities Essmat Sonay celebrated by posting photos of the discovery to social media, and honestly, they are pretty cool.

It said granite lintel and stony blocks showing the interior design of the pyramid were also found. As they continue to clear out the ruins, BBC reports, excavators will be able to assess just how big the pyramid once was.

'All the discovered parts of the pyramid are in very good condition and further excavation is to take place to reveal more parts, ' the ministry said.

Egypt, home of one of the world's earliest civilisations, boasts 123 ancient pyramids, Zahi Hawass, former head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told AFP.

Evidence of a previously unknown Egyptian pyramid dating back about 3,700 years has been discovered at a site in southern Cairo thought to be early attempts at burial tombs.

Sneferu was succeeded by is son King Khufu who went on to build the pyramids at Giza.

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