Monday, March 16, 2009

Bent Pyramid to be Opened to Tourists

Zahi Hawass, the head of the Egyptian antiquities service, has announced plans to open the “Bent” pyramid at Dashur to tourists for the first time. The neighboring “Red” pyramid is already open to tourists.

The “Bent” pyramid was probably built by the Pharaoh Sneferu, the father of Khufu (who built the Great Pyramid at Giza).

Dr. Hawass was quoted as saying that archaeologists believe that Sneferu’s burial chamber still lies undiscovered in the “Bent” pyramid, but this is news to me. I am not aware of any archaeologists who have made this claim. I will check into the published material and see if this claim has ever been made before.

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