The find was made in Dahshur, a royal necropolis located in the desert on the west bank of the Nile, around 40km from Cairo. It is best known for its impressive pyramids, including the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid, but in 2017, archaeologists discovered the foundations of a colossal structure dating back to the 13th Dynasty.
Over the last two years, archaeologists have carefully probed the remains, eventually making their way down to the burial chamber. She added: “We have here the crown of a Princess from Dahshur, it’s made out of gold and inlaid with semiprecious stones.
“Here at the front you have a branch with very, very special intricate leaves and flowers. “This necklace is very delicate and very intricately decorated. “The newly discovered tomb probably contained materials very similar to this, a lot of gold, which was probably robbed a long time ago.”.
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The ancient pyramids of Egypt have long been a source of wonder and fascination to tourists and archaeologists alike. One of the most compelling mysteries about them is how they were constructed, and of course what they contain.
After all, the pyramid in the Giza Plateau, for example, was built 4,500 years ago, long before the invention of backhoes and cranes and other modern construction equipment.
The techniques used are still largely a mystery, confounding archaeologists and other experts. January 24, 1938.
Cairo, Egypt: Another view of the pyramids and the border of the cultivated Nile valley. But thanks to the Scan Pyramid Project, what rests inside the Great Pyramid of Giza is better understood.
(The body of Pharaoh Khufu, for whom the pyramid was built, has not been discovered, and nor do archaeologists expect it ever will be.). The project was begun about five years ago, but it was three years ago, when the “Big Void,” as it is called, was found, there was much anticipation and excitement about what future revelations might be forthcoming.
Alas, nothing new or important has been found, leaving archaeologists to wonder whether work on the project has stopped completely. The “Big Void” refers to 30 metres of empty space located just above the Grand Gallery. The void was discovered in 2017 (mage: Daily Express.
Chris Naunton, an archaeologist and expert on the Great Giza Pyramid, recently told the press that, although the discovery of the “Big Void” was thrilling at the time, in 2017, little progress has been announced since then.
He believes that, because archaeologists cannot go inside the structure, little more can be found at the site, including any remains of the Pharaoh. Any attempt to enter the pyramid would naturally cause damage, and that, of course, will never be allowed by officials at the Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo.
The Sphinx and the Piramids, famous Wonder of the World, Giza, Egypt. “I can’t see much possibility,” Naunton told the express.uk, “that new information will come from the pyramid itself.” He added that areas around the pyramid have undergone excavation, and are as thoroughly explored as they can be, at least for the moment.
Even those sections that remain unexplored, Naunton continued, may not reveal a lot of new insights into the contents of the structure. Unlike digs at the Valley of the Kings, a tomb cannot just be entered whenever archaeologists wish; there are many rules and regulations governing access, and even attempting to enter it could lead to significant damage, Naunton explained.
The seventh wonder of the world. He has considered proposing that a fibre optic camera accessing inside the Great Pyramid of Giza might reveal a lot without causing problems, but he thinks it’s unlikely that the Egyptian government would agree to even that.
Archaeologists have for years been reluctant to request permission to work at the pyramid, in part because navigating the restrictions is so difficult.
It would take a very long time to complete and submit the necessary paperwork, Naunton said, and most experts fear the Ministry would probably turn down any and all proposals.