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Sunday, 14 July 2019

Egypt opens Bent Pyramid of Sneferu to public after restoration

The “Bent” Pyramid of Sneferu at Dahshur is now open to the public for the first time since 1965 after completing its restoration, Antiquities Minister Khaled El Anany said, according to Al Masry Al Youm. Visitors will now have access to two chambers deep inside the 4600-year-old structure and to an 18-meter high side pyramid said to have been for the pharaoh’s wife. The “bent” pyramid tapers off at its top section, hence the name. Its construction was one of the earliest attempts to build a complete pyramid, and was an important step in pyramid construction evolution. Reuters also has the story.

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