New discoveries at recently unearthed 13th Dynasty Pyramid in Dahshur
The Egyptian archaeological mission from the Ministry of Antiquities uncovered the burial chamber of a 13th Dynasty Pyramid discovered last month in Dahshur archaeological site.
|Removing the block of the burial chamber [Credit: Nevine El-Aref]|
Sherif Abdel Moneim, assistant of the minister of antiquities, reveals that the box once housed the four canopic jars of the deceased and the name engraved on it would be for the daughter of the 13th Dynasty king Emnikamaw [Ameny Qemau] whose pyramid is located 600 meters away.
|The newly discovered box [Credit: Nevine El-Aref]|
Inside the box, the mission has found wrappings of the deceased’s liver, intestine, stomach and lungs. Remains of an anthropoid sarcophagus has been found but in a very poor conservation condition.
Excavation works would continue to uncover more of the pyramid’s secrets.
Source: Ministry of Antiquities [May 11, 2017]