a tale of a few cities

This Made Me Chuckle

Posted in trawling the net by petercombe on November 11, 2008

I saw this posting on the internet today and while it’s an interesting topic, the picture and the way it’s written gave me a good chuckle. I had to post it. After reading it, click on discovered for a more informative read.

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Researchers have discovered some old stuff in Egypt.

Like, some really old stuff.

Egypt’s culture minister – Faruq Hosni – announced today, Tuesday, that a4,300-year-old pyramid had been uncovered at the Saqqara necropolis outside Cairo. The ancient burial place dates back to 2,700 BC and is dominated by the first ever step-pyramid, constructed in honor of King Zoser.

They just discovered a new (old) pyramid????

Though the pyramid now only stands 16 feet, it is believed that when it was constucted, it rose about 50 feet in the air.

That’s huge!

And they didn’t have cranes or anything!

The base of the pyramid was buired nearly 70 feet underground, where a burial doorway was also found.

Researchers believe the pyramid was constructed for Queen Sesheshet, the mother of King Teti, who founded the 6th Dynasty of Egypt’s Old Kingdom.

Amazing!

Its treasures, however, had been looted by tomb raiders.

Hope it wasn’t cursed!

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