4,300-year-old pyramid discovered in Egypt

Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 04:19 pm
4,300-year-old pyramid discovered in Egypt
Tomb thought to house remains of Queen Sesheshet, mother of King Teti


Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a pyramid buried in the desert and thought to belong to the mother of a pharaoh who ruled more than 4,000 years ago, Egypt's antiquities chief said on Tuesday.

The pyramid, found about two months ago in the sand south of Cairo, probably housed the remains of Queen Sesheshet, the mother of King Teti, who ruled from 2323 to 2291 B.C. and founded Egypt's Sixth Dynasty, Zahi Hawass told reporters.

"The only queen whose pyramid is missing is Shesheshet, which is why I am sure it belonged to her," Hawass said. "This will enrich our knowledge about the Old Kingdom."

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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 06:18 pm
@Robert Gentel,
just re-reading "the black pharaohs of egypt" (nat. geo. feb 2008) .

several TV news shows featured reports of the newly discovered pyramids .
never made it as far as egypt , but did visit carthage some years ago .
it's pretty amazing what the people were able to build without modern cranes or powertools - always find it fascinating !

the black pharaos of egypt :

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Reply Thu 13 Nov, 2008 08:21 pm
Very interesting.
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Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 06:50 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Hmm, I wonder how it became to be buried, and not visible like the others?
Reply Fri 14 Nov, 2008 06:52 pm
I wonder why they built it in the middle of the desert, instead of next to the highway.
Reply Sun 16 Nov, 2008 03:53 pm
Because they had inside information that a McDonald's would be built nearby.
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