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35 small pyramids discovered in Sudan

Posted on Thursday, 7 February, 2013 | Comment icon 16 comments | News tip by: the L


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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."

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Comment icon #7 Posted by the L on 7 February, 2013, 20:29
Seeder you are not old. As you live you have a chance. Right now I study my second college and Im having a job, family and UM as hobby. Do I need to tell you that after I finish this (3 more years) that I plan to study one more if health would serve me. Learning...it never ends... Im glad that I can be helpful Asadora.
Comment icon #8 Posted by the L on 7 February, 2013, 20:45
Im glad that on UM we have so many women who love history and archaeology. Hilander, Asadora, MJNYC, freetoroam, simbi, Puzzler...to name a few. Bravo girls. Yestrday was birthday of Mary Leaky. She will be remember as one of greatst archaeologists. UM have many on line Mary. Im proud that I can participate in this forum among you madams.
Comment icon #9 Posted by seeder on 7 February, 2013, 20:55
Seeder you are not old. As you live you have a chance. Right now I study my second college and Im having a job, family and UM as hobby. Do I need to tell you that after I finish this (3 more years) that I plan to study one more if health would serve me. Learning...it never ends... Im glad that I can be helpful Asadora. well I was sort of into it for many years...mostly collecting old bottles and clay pipes. But I keep getting motivated by the big treasure hunt finds in the UK... pots of gold coins that make their finders rich...so Im currently choosing a metal detector, then I hope to find 'st... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by harleyblueswoman on 7 February, 2013, 21:58
I am wondering why it is ok to dig up graves even if they are 2000 years old?? I mean...it is nice to have found them....but shouldn't graves be left alone? isn't this like a grave yard to the people who are buried there? Do they leave the bodies that are buried there alone? 2000 years from now...will people be digging up our graves?
Comment icon #11 Posted by seeder on 7 February, 2013, 22:02
I am wondering why it is ok to dig up graves even if they are 2000 years old?? I mean...it is nice to have found them....but shouldn't graves be left alone? isn't this like a grave yard to the people who are buried there? Do they leave the bodies that are buried there alone? 2000 years from now...will people be digging up our graves? I can see your point. But who will likely remember you or me in 2000 years? Or care?
Comment icon #12 Posted by Esoteric Toad on 8 February, 2013, 4:51
Made by very small ancient aliens obviously.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Purifier on 8 February, 2013, 20:24
well I was sort of into it for many years...mostly collecting old bottles and clay pipes. But I keep getting motivated by the big treasure hunt finds in the UK... pots of gold coins that make their finders rich...so Im currently choosing a metal detector, then I hope to find 'stuff' often! Who knows...you may find some Saxon gold buried in a field somewhere, like that one guy did. Man, that guy was lucky!
Comment icon #14 Posted by freetoroam on 8 February, 2013, 22:34
I am wondering why it is ok to dig up graves even if they are 2000 years old?? I mean...it is nice to have found them....but shouldn't graves be left alone? isn't this like a grave yard to the people who are buried there? Do they leave the bodies that are buried there alone? 2000 years from now...will people be digging up our graves? Exactly, I asked this myself.
Comment icon #15 Posted by the L on 8 February, 2013, 22:40
Exactly, I asked this myself. "First science religion later" perhaps
Comment icon #16 Posted by freetoroam on 8 February, 2013, 23:56
"First science religion later" perhaps I am not religious. And you do not have to be religious to respect the dead.


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