Archaeologists discover more ancient pyramid ruins in Egypt

There's a new pyramid in town.
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A new pyramid just surfaced in Egypt — well, new to this millennium at least. Excavators have uncovered the remains of a 3,700-year-old pyramid just south of Cairo, the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector announced Monday.

The new find joins five other pyramids in the Dahshur royal necropolis, two of which are still standing. Those intact pyramids make their new neighbor look young, as they're about a thousand years older than the recently discovered ruins. The Dahshur site was already famous for the Bent Pyramid, which features distinctive sloped sides that experts believe suggest it was the first attempt at building a smooth-sided pyramid in ancient Egypt.

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