Egypt finds 5,000-year-old tomb near Lahun pyramid

Published on May 5th, 2009 | by Admin


Archaeologists have discovered a nearly 5,000-year-old tomb near Egypt’s mud brick Lahun pyramid.

The find, down crumbling steps in sand covered desert rock, debunks a prior understanding by archaeologists that the site dates back only to 12th dynasty pharaoh Senusret II who ruled 4,000 years ago, archaeologist Abdul Rahman Al-Ayedi said.

“The existence of this tomb is very significant because now we know that Senusret II, the builder of the pyramid, is not the founder of this site,” Ayedi told Reuters in an interview.

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