In Sudan, discovered 35 ancient pyramids


10/02/2013

In Sudan, at a place called Sedeynga (Sedeinga) Archaeologists have unearthed 35 small closely spaced pyramids with tombs.

The density of the structures has surprised scientists who discovered the pyramid between 2009 and 2012. The first 13 pyramids research team found in 2011, they were built on a land area of 500 square meters.

The pyramids were built about 2000 years ago during the prosperity of the legendary kingdom of Cush (Kush) in Sudan, which borders with Egypt and later with the Roman Empire. Cairns suggest the influence of Egyptian funerary architecture as well as the culture of the people of Cush in general.

Interestingly, the size of the erection of the ancient very different: close to the largest pyramids width of almost 7 meters were discovered their "miniature", probably constructed for the burial of children, their length is only 75 centimeters.

Exterior finish, as the walls of buildings is not available, they were eventually destroyed by camel caravans that passed along the route, laid across cultural monuments. The researchers said that the tops of the pyramids were decorated stones with images of birds and lotus flowers on a sunny bowl.

Information detailing the discovery, published in the current issue of the journal Sudan and Nubia.

Original in (English language): Livescience.com Translation: M. Potter


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