Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Pyramid Discovered

In non-Palin-related news, it was announced today that a new pyramid had been discovered in Egypt. Located in Saqqara, the team lead by Zahi Hawass believes that the 4300 year old pyramid may have been the burial tomb of Queen Sesheshet, although there is no direct evidence to link it to her yet. The base of the pyramid is all that remains and is about 16 feet high. It was buried under about 65 feet of sand and was initially discovered about two months ago. In two weeks they should reach the burial chamber itself, which may provide further clues about who it was built for. This is the 118th pyramid discovered in Egypt so far.