(Xinhua) -- Egyptian antiquities ministry announced
Monday that it uncovered the remains of a 13th
dynasty pyramid in Giza Governorate’s Dahshur district.
In a press statement, the ministry
said the Egyptian excavation mission working in the area located
to the north of King Senefru’s bent pyramid in Dahshur
necropolis uncovered the remains.
According to the statement, all the
discovered parts of the pyramid are in a very good conservation
condition and further excavation is to take place to reveal more
The uncovered remains of the pyramid
represent a part of its inner structure which is composed of a
corridor leading to the inner side of the pyramid and a hall
which leads to a southern ramp and a room to the western end,
the statement explained.
An 15-cm-by-17-cm alabaster block
engraved with ten vertical hieroglyphic lines was also uncovered
as well as a granite lintel and stony blocks showing the
interior design of the pyramid, it added.
Egypt, one of the most ancient
civilizations, has been working hard to preserve its
archaeological heritage and discover the secrets of the
archaeology of Pharaohs and other ancient civilizations across
the country in a bid to revive the country’s ailing tourism
sector, which has been suffering an acute recession over the
past few years due to political turmoil and relevant security