An ancient pyramid in Cairo was just unearthed by archaeologists, which they believed to date back to the 13th Dynasty of Kings and about 3,700 years ago. The newly discovered site was nothing scientists have ever seen before, and they alleged that it was one of Egypt's attempts to create another smooth-sided pyramid.
Only a few details were known of the said discovery, but Time reported that the pyramid was near the Dahshur royal necropolis—King Sneferu's famous bent pyramid—a burial site for high-ranking officials. The bent pyramid is the ancient civilization's first efforts to create a smooth-sided pyramid and was built somewhere in 2,600 BC.
The discovered tomb hasn't had its name yet, reported Travel and Leisure, but the structure is in good condition. An alabaster monument was also found with engravings of a 10-line hieroglyph. Antiquities authorities and excavation teams will continue to dig through the site to uncover the scope of the pyramid.
The bent pyramid has steep sides and lacks stability in support. Pharaoh Snefru aimed to have new angles to provide a foundation for the structure. The first bent pyramid has two burial chambers with unprecedented entrances.
Travelers Todays reported that a bent pyramid has two inclinations: the lower half had been built at a 54-degree inclination while the upper half slopes about 43-degree in angle. The top half was created a little bit shallower to avoid any potential collapse.
Tons of archaeological news spruce up this year for Egypt when last month saw the discovery of Pharaoh Ramses II's 3000-year-old statue in Cairo, which is hailed to be one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in years. Last year, archeologists in Egypt also found a sunken city in Abydos, which was believed to be a highly-profiled place 5,000 years ago by the River Nile near the Temple of Seti I.