Found Object

Egypt Unearths New Pyramid

Sixty-five feet under the sand in Saqqara, Egypt, archaeologists have discovered a new pyramid. It’s the 118th pyramid found in the country so far, though only about a dozen are intact; the rest are in ruins. This one was built 12 miles south and a few hundred years after the Great Pyramids of Giza, and “most likely belonged to the queen mother of the founder of Egypt’s 6th Dynasty,” Queen Sesheshet, the Associated Press reports. It’s part of the burial site of the kings of ancient Memphis and was once 45 feet high, though just 16 feet remain. Expect more news from the site in two weeks, when the team of archaeologists expects to enter the burial chamber inside the pyramid.