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4,300-Year-Old Pyramid Discovered In Egypt - PICTURES

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« on: November 11, 2008, 12:15:49 pm »


              Archaeology workers dig at
              the site of a newly-dis-
              covered pyramid at Saqqara
              near Cairo, Egypt,

              11 Nov 2008

                                          Egyptian Archaeologists Discover Ancient Pyramid

By VoiceOfAmerica News
11 November 2008
Egyptian archaeologists have announced the discovery of a 4,300-year-old pyramid in the sands south
of Cairo.

The structure was found at the burial site of Saqqara two months ago.

Egypt's antiquities chief Zahi Hawass told reporters Tuesday the pyramid likely belonged to Queen Sesheshet,
the mother of King Teti, who founded Egypt's Sixth Dynasty.

Two of the Pharaoh's wives are buried nearby.

Cultural authorities say the structure originally reached about 14 meters high, but only the five-meter-high
base remains. They say thieves likely have already looted any treasure that was in the pyramid, the 118th
found in Egypt.

Saqqara is perched high above Cairo on a desert plateau that stretches for 70 kilometers. It was a burial
ground for the rulers of ancient Egypt.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.
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