35 Sudan Necropolis Pyramids found in ancient ruins

By on Feb 7, 2013 in Amazing, Archaelogy, Middle East, Science, Weird, World Comments

About 35 small ancient pyramids were discovered from the ruins at a Sudan Necropolis called Sedeinga.

Reports say that the 35 pyramids were found between 2009 to 2012. According to researchers, the pyramids were concentrated in a small area measuring about 5,381 square feet.

Vincent Francigny, a research associate with the American Museum of Natural History in New York, explained that,

The density of the pyramids is huge. Because it lasted for hundreds of years they built more, more, more pyramids and after centuries they started to fill all the spaces that were still available in the necropolis.

Live Science reported that the recent pyramid findings were estimated to be built around 2,000 years ago. The estimated time is said to be during the rise of Kush kingdom.

Researchers say that the largest pyramids they unearthed measures about 22 feet base width and the smallest measures only 30 inches. The pyramid tops were already detached and damaged.

The researchers believe that the pyramid tops were decorated with a capstone with a bird or a lotus flower on top of a solar orb.

Francigny, an excavation director of the French Archaeological Mission to Sedeinga, explained that ancient residents “reached a point where it was so filled with people and graves that they had to reuse the oldest one.”

The details of the 35 ancient pyramids discovery can be read in recent edition of the journal Sudan and Nubia.

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