Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

Remains of New Pyramid Discovered in Egypt | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
Select Page
Media ID: 55370850

Remains of 13th Dynasty, Dahshur Necropolis. Image credit:
Ministry of Antiquities, Egypt

Cairo- The Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities announced on Monday it has found remains of an old pyramid dating to the 13th dynasty (1649 – 1783 B.C.) north of King Sneferu’s bent pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis south of Cairo.

This new discovery has been added to the series of important excavations announced in Egypt in the few past months in different regions like Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor.

Alaa Al-Shahat, the head of the Central Administration Department for Cairo and Giza Antiquities, said all the parts of the discovered pyramid were in very good condition.

He added that archeologists will do further excavation works to reveal more parts of the ancient structure.

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