Archaeology & History
Major new discoveries expected in Egypt
By T.K. Randall
January 6, 2011 · 14 comments
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The final resting place of Cleopatra and the tomb of King Tut's wife could both be found this year.
Chief of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr. Zahi Hawass is optimistic that 2011 will bring about some groundbreaking discoveries. On top of continuing his efforts to solve the mystery of the secret doors in the Great Pyramid he will also be searching for an undiscovered pyramid that is thought to be buried in the Dashur area.
Located some 50 miles south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, Dashur is the site of several pyramids. The best known are the “Bent” pyramid, so named because of its sloping upper half, the “Red" pyramid, named after the reddish limestone from which it is built, and the “Black” pyramid of Amenemhat III.
Source: Discovery News
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