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New Pyramid Found in Egypt, Buried Beneath the Earth

Another pyramid was discovered in Egypt.  The excavation team found the interior of the buried pyramid, which date back 3,700 years to the 13th dynasty. According to BBC, the corridor and a block engraved with 10 lines of hieroglyphics are still in good condition.  As of now, they can’t tell how big the pyramid is as most parts are still hidden.

The said pyramid was found in Dahshur royal necropolis 25 miles south of Cairo, where King Sneferu built the Bent Pyramid.

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Image by BBC

Khufu was the one who built the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is known as the oldest among the Seven Wonders of the World.  It is the oldest and largest pyramid among the Giza Pyramid Complex.

The newly discovered pyramid can be found to the north of the Bent Pyramid and is believed to have been built 1,000 years after Sneferu and Khufu ruled the land.  It is believed that it among the few pyramids that can be discovered since it is close to the time where the Egyptians stopped making pyramids.

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Alabaster Rock was among the finds in the excavation. Image by BBC

Sneferu (Soris) was the founder of the old dynasty.  It isn’t clear whether he reigned for 24 years, 30 years, or 48 years. He was the one who introduced the new innovations in the construction of Egypt’s pyramid.

Khufu is the son of King Sneferu and the one who succeeded him in the throne. It is said that he was the one who commissioned the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  His reign is poorly documented, so most of the history that surrounds him is still unknown.  Most of the written documentation about King Khufu comes from ancient Egyptian and Greek historians, dating back 300 BC.