A previously unknown pyramid was found buried under 23 feet (7 meters) of sand last week in Saqqara, Egypt. It is believed to be the tomb of Pharaoh Teti’s mother, Queen Sesheshet, who lived 4,300 years ago. This pyramid may be “the most complete subsidiary pyramid ever found at Saqqara,” according to Dr. Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities and a National Geographic Society explorer-in-residence. It is considered to be a subsidiary, or satellite, pyramid to the tomb of Teti.
Read more about the discovery on National Geographic News.
Read about the remains found in the pyramid on National Geographic News.
Learn more about archaeologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Zahi Hawass on National Geographic.