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Remains of a 3,700-year-old pyramid found near Cairo

An excavation team found the remains of this newly uncovered pyramid.
Pieces of an ancient pyramid were discovered south of Cairo marked by the Egyptian's Google Commons

Remains of an ancient pyramid, believed to date back some 3,700 years, were found in Egypt, the Associated Press reported on Monday. The ruins are near the bent pyramid of the first pharaoh of the Fourth Dynasty.

An Egyptian excavation team discovered the remains of the pyramid, which date back to the 13th Dynasty, located south of Cairo in the Dashur royal necropolis.

The Dashur royal necropolis was a burial site for courtiers and high-ranking officials, the AP reported.

Mahmoud Afifi, the head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector, said that the pyramid is located north of King Sneferu's bent pyramid in the royal necropolis.

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Not many details have been released, but the slope indicates an attempt – the first, for the Egyptians – to build a smooth-sided pyramid, the AP reported.

The remnants of the pyramid belong to the inner structure, including a corridor, Adel Okasha, the head of Dahshur necropolis, told the AP.

Some of the other remains include blocks which show the interior of the pyramid’s interior.

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