CAIRO: The continues to be of an Egyptian pyramid constructed around 3,seven-hundred years back have been learned around the properly-regarded bent pyramid of King Snefru, the antiquities ministry introduced on Monday.
The pyramid from the thirteenth dynasty was found in Dahshur´s royal necropolis, thirty kilometres (twenty miles) south of Cairo, it claimed.
“An alabaster… block engraved with 10 vertical hieroglyphic traces” was among the finds, the ministry claimed, citing Adel Okasha, director common at the necropolis.
It claimed “granite lintel and stoney blocks displaying the inside structure of the pyramid” were being also found.
Excavation is even now in its early levels and the measurement of the pyramid has not nevertheless been established. Blocks of stones and the starting of a corridor which were being learned are demonstrated in pics furnished by the ministry.
“All the learned components of the pyramid are in quite very good situation and further excavation is to consider position to expose much more components,” the ministry claimed.
Egypt, residence of one particular of the world´s earliest civilisations, features 123 ancient pyramids, Zahi Hawas, former head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, informed AFP.
They include things like the planet-well known Pyramids of Giza, created around 4,five hundred years back.
The Khufu pyramid is the most significant of the three in Giza, standing at 146 metres (yards), and the only surviving composition of the 7 wonders of the ancient planet.
Khufu and Khafre in Giza together with the Bent and Red pyramids in Dahshur are part of Procedure ScanPyramids, with groups scanning the buildings in search of hidden rooms and cavities.