Egyptian archaeologists have announced the discovery of a pyramid thought to be around 3,700 years old, dating back to ancient Egypt’s 13th Dynasty.
The remains of the pyramid were discovered just north of King Sneferu’s famous bent pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis, located 40 kilometers (24 miles) south of Cairo, announced the head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector, Mahmoud Afifi, in a statement on Monday.
The team is currently trying to determine the size of the pyramid as the remains discovered are the inner structures of the pyramid, including a corridor that leads to a lobby, which then rises from ground level up to a ramp on one side. Interior walls and columns have also been found engraved with lines of hieroglyphics.
Due to the bent slopes on the side, the team thinks this could be one of the earliest examples of an attempt to build a smooth-sided pyramid, much like Sneferu’s pyramid.