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Legend of the Hidden Pyramid: 4,000 Year Old Burial Found

Egypt has just uncovered the missing "Headless Pyramid," hidden under years and years of sand. Ending millenniums of mystery, the archaeologist determined that the famous tomb belongs to pharaoh Mankauhor, who ruled Egypt 4,000 years ago.

Only the base of the pyramid remains. It was first located in 1842 by German archeologist Karl Richard Lepsius. But until now, only his writings confirmed its existence, as no other archeologist was able to locate it under the desert sand. How Indiana Jones!

The entrance has not been accessed yet, as it is located underneath an ancient village. The plan is to move the village to another area. Check out the pictures below, and take a peek at this video of the excavation.

An excavation worker collects sand from the site of an ancient pyramid in Saqqara.

Egyptian Antiquities Council chief Zahi Hawass.

Egyptian Antiquities Council chief Zahi Hawass.

A general view shows the excavation site.

A man walks with his camel on a foggy day past the Step Pyramid of Sakkara, located in the same region as the "Headless Pyramid.


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