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Burial chamber found in Pyramid at Dahshur

A burial chamber has been found inside a 3,800-year-old pyramid at the Dahshur royal necropolis in Egypt. The wooden box is inscribed with "Hatshepset," which likely does not refer to the pharaoh Hatshepsut but rather someone else with a similar name, the researchers said. Last month, another inscription, written on an alabaster

Traces of 13th-Dynasty pyramid found in Egypt

Portions of a 13th-Dynasty pyramid have been found in the Dahshur Royal Necropolis in Egypt. The remains of a 13th Dynasty pyramid have been discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission working in an area to the north of King Snefru's Bent Pyramid in the Dahshur Necropolis. Mahmoud Afifi, the head of the

Great Pyramid of Giza is lopsided

New measurements taken of the Great Pyramid at Giza have revealed that the Wonder of the Ancient World's base is slightly lopsided. The west side of the pyramid is slightly longer than the east side, scientists have found. Although the difference is very slight, it's enough that a modern-day research team,

Thermal scans find anomalies in Great Pyramid of Giza

Thermal scans have detected some anomalies in the Great Pyramid of Giza that may be void spaces, fissures or passages. After two weeks of infrared thermal scanning, Egyptian and foreign scientific teams have identified major anomalies at the eastern side of King Khufu’s Great Pyramid in Giza. The thermal scanning was made

16 pyramids found at Kushite cemetery

16 pyramids have been found sitting atop tombs in a large Kushite cemetery found in Sudan. They date back around 2,000 years, to a time when a kingdom called "Kush" flourished in Sudan. Pyramid building was popular among the Kushites. They built them until their kingdom collapsed in the fourth century

Subterranean river found underneath Mexican pyramid

A subterranean river has been found 20 metres beneath El Castillo, the main Maya pyramid at Chichén Itzá. Geophysics expert Rene Chavez said on Thursday that the underground river chamber is naturally covered by rock. Such underground rivers often connect the open cenotes, or sinkhole lakes, that dot Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula. The

Liquid mercury found beneath Teotihuacan pyramid

Large quantities have been found in a chamber beneath the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan. "It's something that completely surprised us," Gomez said at the entrance to the tunnel below Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent, about 30 miles (50 km) northeast of Mexico City. Some archeologists believe the toxic

Egypt’s Meidum pyramid to undergo restoration

The Meidum Pyramid in Beni Suef, Egypt, is set to undergo restoration work to make the site more tourist friendly. The Meidum pyramid consists of large mud-break mastabas which were originally built for the last third dynasty king Huni. Construction continued during the reign of his successor King Senefru. The architect who

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