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Egypt opens 2 ancient pyramids for first time since 1960s

Egypt opens 2 ancient pyramids for first time since 1960s
Egypt opens 2 ancient pyramids for first time since 1960s
MAYA ALLERUZZO/AP

Egypt has opened two of its oldest pyramids, located about 40km south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965.

Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany told reporters that tourists were are now allowed to visit the Bent Pyramid and its satellite pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis, which is part of the Memphis Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Bent Pyramid, which was built during the Old Kingdom of the Pharaoh of Sneferu, in about 2600 B.C., is unique in that it has two internal structures. [read more]

Source: Stuff.co.nz

 

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