A 4,300-year-old pyramid has been discovered in Egypt. According to the country’s chief archaeologist, the monument is located in Saqqara, about 12 miles south of the capital city of Cairo. Saqqara is the burial site of the rulers of ancient Memphis.
A team has been excavating the site for two years. Two months ago, it became clear that a structure protruding from the sand was actually the top of a pyramid.
The newly discovered pyramid is believed to belong to Queen Sesheshet. She is the mother of King Teti, who founded the sixth dynasty of Egypt’s Old Kingdom. Queen Sesheshet’s pyramid is the 118th found in Egypt.