In a groundbreaking development, a team of Egyptian archeologists has discovered the remains of a new pyramid, which is located around 40 km south of Egypt’s capital city Cairo. Experts said the discovery is significant, as the remains could be the first attempt to build a smooth-sided pyramid by ancient Egyptians. The remains of the new pyramid are believed to be around 3,700 years old and it may belong to the era of the 13th Dynasty. In a statement, the head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector, Mahmoud Afifi, said that the remains of the new pyramid were discovered north of King Sneferu’s bent pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis, which is about 40km south of Cairo.
The bent slope of its sides reveals that it may be Egypt’s first attempt to build a smooth-sided pyramid. It may be recalled that necropolis was the burial site for courtiers and high-ranking officials. According to the head of Dahshur necropolis, Adel Okasha, the remains of the new pyramid are likely to be the inner structure of the pyramid, which includes a corridor as well. Archeologists have also found blocks that show the interior design of the pyramid.