The uncovered Pyramidion [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook page] The uncovered Pyramidion [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities Official Facebook page]

A Small Pyramidion uncovered around Saqqara

Sat, Oct. 14, 2017
CAIRO – 14 October 2017: A Swiss-French Archaeological Mission from Geneva University managed to unearth a Pyramidion (small Pyramid) of granite in the Saqqara area.

The discovery was found during the excavation in Saqqara’s archeological site area.
General-secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities revealed that the Pyramidion is 1.3 Meter high and 1.1 Meter long.

He added the upper part is partly destroyed, but was covered by a foil of metal, possibly either copper or gold.


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The unearthed Pyramidion. [Photo: Ministry of Antiquities official Facebook page]


Dr. Philippe Collombert, Head of the Swiss-French Archaeological Mission added that the pyramidion was uncovered at the northern side of King Pepi I pyramid.

King Pepi I was one of the third kings of the Sixth Dynasty.

His ruling period was known with welfare and flourish. He constructed a number of temples and a Pyramid for himself.
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