The Ministry of Antiquities inaugurated the first royal cemetery dates back to the Middle Kingdom at the pyramid of Senusert II known as El-Lahun Pyramid located at Fayoum governorate - Egypt Today
CAIRO – 28 June 2019:The Ministry of Antiquities inaugurated the first royal cemetery dates back to the Middle Kingdom at the pyramid of Senusert II known as El-Lahun Pyramid located at Fayoum governorate.
The newly inaugurated tomb is made of granite tomb and contains a granite coffin. It is accessed through a 15-meter-deep pathway below the earth's surface.
In 1989 there was an attempt to open the tomb, but due to its depth and the existence of corridors, all the previous attempts failed, to be opened this year which is considered a historical step from the Ministry of Antiquities.
El-Lahun Pyramid was constructed by Senusert II in the Twelfth Dynasty pyramids. Some believe that the workers of El-Lahun village , known as the Kahun, constructed the pyramid and later served the funerary cult of the king.
The Pyramid was built from mud brick, but its core consists of stone walls that were infilled by mud brick.
It was built that way to make sure that the brick structure is strong. Despite a Pyramid Temple is located on the east side, the entrance to the pyramid is on the south side.
The archaeologist Flinders Petrie spent a long time searching for it on the east side. bright hues of green, red and white bearing images of their occupants.