The discovered passageway leading to the interior of the pyramid - Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Antiquities
CAIRO – 3 April 2017: An Egyptian excavation team discovered the remains of a 3,700-year-old pyramid dating to the 13th dynasty in Dahshur, a royal necropolis in southeast Cairo, according to a Monday statement by the Ministry of Antiquities.
The general manager of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Centre in Cairo and Giza, Alaa Shahat, said in the statement that the site was found intact. Shahat added that the team will continue excavations in Dashur to discover the rest of the site.
The pyramid may be the remains of Egyptians’ first attempt at building a smooth-sided pyramid,
Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector Mahmoud Afifi as saying.
Adel Okasha, the Antiquities General Manager of Dahshur, said in the statement that the remains are part of the interior of the pyramid, including a passageway. Okasha also revealed that a fragment of hieroglyphics was found carved into the rock.