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4000-Year-Old Pyramid Peak Unearthed in Saqqara

The pyramid is believed to belong to 6th dynasty Queen Ankhnespepy II.

Staff Writer

4000-Year-Old Pyramid Peak Unearthed in Saqqara

In continuation of Egypt's stunning archaeological discoveries this year, the Antiquities' Ministry announced on Thursday that a French-Swiss archaeological mission unearthed a large pyramid peak dating back 4000 years ago, according to Al Ahram.

The archaeological mission, led by University of Geneva Egyptologist Philippe Collombert, announced that they have discovered a 1.3-meter-long structure that belongs to the 6th dynasty Queen Ankhnespepy II, who is buried near the new discovery site in Saqqara.“The surface of the pyramidion’s lower part is not clean, as if it had been reused, or better, as if it had been left unfinished,” Collombert said to Al Ahram, further explaining that the structure is only part of Queen Ankhnespepy II's pyramid, which is yet to be found.                

Just last week, the same archaeological mission had unearthed an ancient 2.5-meter-tall obelisk fragment, making it the largest fragment of its kind to be discovered from Egypt's old kingdom

Picture: Ministry of Antiquities on Facebook