Saturday, February 05, 2011

Work suspended at 4,600 year-old Seila Pyramid in Egypt

Archaeological work has been suspended at the 4,600 year-old Seila Pyramid in Egypt. Excavation and research at the site has been going on for nearly three decades now by a team led by Professor Wilfred Griggs of Brigham Young University.

Seila is one of four pyramids constructed by the pharaoh Snefru. The father of Khufu, this ruler revolutionized pyramid building by constructing the first “true” pyramids, with flat sides that angle up towards the sky. There is a vast cemetery near the pyramid, estimated to hold nearly one million mummies. Most of the people buried there date to Graeco-Roman times (starting ca. 2,300 years ago) or later.

Click here to read this article from History of the Ancient World