Two new 4,600-year-old pyramids open to the public
Closed to the public more than 50 years ago, this weekend authorities in Egypt opened access to two pyramids in Dahshu. This place is south of Cairo and has a collection of sarcophagi, with mummies in very good condition.
Jaled al Anani, Minister of Antiquities of Egypt said that one of these pyramids was built by Pharaoh Sneferu. This pharaoh was the founder of the fourth dynasty of the pharaohs of Egypt.
During the archaeological exploration there were very important discoveries.
Sarcophagi were discovered in stone, clay and wood, some of which have mummies in good condition.
The archaeological site of Dahshur
The archaeological site of Dahshur is an hour’s drive from Cairo. It is on the western bank of the Nile River. There are several pyramids and new places to visit. An ancient wall, 60 meters long, was discovered south of the pyramid of Pharaoh Amenemhat.
Nearby, archeological excavations also brought out funeral masks and tools for carving stones. These artifacts date from the time of Lower Egypt, from 750 to 332 B.C.
For several years, Egyptian authorities regularly announce archaeological discoveries. This is due to a relaunch of tourism, affected by political instability. And also for the attacks recorded after the Egyptian revolution of 2011. The tourism sector in Egypt registered some improvement in 2018
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