Archaeology & History
35 small pyramids discovered in Sudan
By T.K. Randall
February 7, 2013 · 16 comments
Image Credit: CC 2.0 Fabrizio Demartis
A closely clustered group of pyramids and a number of graves have been found at a site called Sedeinga.
The discovery is unusual due to the way that the pyramids are densely concentrated within a small area, in one instance researchers found 13 of them packed in to an area the size of an NBA basketball court. It is believed that these pyramids date back 2,000 years to a time when Sudan was home to a kingdom known as Kush which shared borders with Egypt and the Roman Empire. The Egyptian pyramids are likely to have been an influence in their construction.
"The density of the pyramids is huge," said researcher Vincent Francigny. "Because it lasted for hundreds of years they built more, more, more pyramids and after centuries they started to fill all the spaces that were still available in the necropolis."
At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered clustered closely together at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan.
Source: Live Science
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