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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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verily verily 8 years
The British Museum's collection is really nice. I remember having to force myself away from that section so I could see the rest of the museum before it closed.
janneth janneth 8 years
I love Egypt stuff. I remember one time at the British Museum. I spent three hours in two rooms of Egyptology (word?).
janneth janneth 8 years
I actually had to scroll back up after someone commented to yesteryear. I did not recognize you. I still think of the first picture you had.
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
raciccarone raciccarone 8 years
My dog used to take my issues of Archeology Magazine from my front porch and bury it in my back yard. So I used to have to go dig it up to read them. Ironic, don't you think? :yawn:
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
I minored in Archaeology/Anthropology in college and actually got to participate in a dig when I was living in Guatemala - it was very exciting! :-)
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
I subscribe to archaeology magazine (just got it as a gift, actually). You are right, yesteryear, it is a great magazine!
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
it is very good! it took me a while to get through, its very in depth, but def. a good read if you like anthropology and such!
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
i bought it for my gramps for christmas! he keeps telling me to read it now that he's done - he says it's excellent.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
have you ever read the book Guns, Germs, and Steel?
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
it IS an awesome magazine. great pictures and really in-depth articles. my grandparents bought me a subscription years ago as a gift and now i just borrow their copies when they are done reading them. i wanted to be an archaeologist when i was younger, but got sidetracked when i took an anthropology class and realized it required memorizing lots of weird genetic attributes of ancient peoples. too detailed for me. but i'm still obsessed with ancient cultures - especially rome, greece and egypt.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
thats awesome! i dont think i've ever seen that magazine!
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
you read archeology magazine??
yesteryear yesteryear 8 years
yes!! i love archaeology. to me this is more exciting than scraping the ice from mars. the may/june issue of archaeology magazine features a piece about real crystal skulls (like in the indiana jones movie) if anyone's interested. its a great article.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
This would have made a far better Indiana Jones movie than that alien bs!
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