Egypt- El-Lahun Pyramid to be opened for 1st time


28/6/2019 16:20:00
Print
     .

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiques is to open El-Lahun Pyramid for the first time on Friday, June 28, coinciding with the celebrations of 30 June.

 

Although the pyramid has been closed since its entrance was discovered up until now for restoration works, the ministry has decided to open it up for the public to visit.

 

El-Lahun (or Senusret II Pyramid) is 22 km away from the Fayoum governorate. It is made of mud brick and was constructed for pharaoh Senusret II in the Twelfth Dynasty on a 12 metre hill at the El-Lahun city outskirts.

 

Unlike the rest of the Egyptian pyramids which have their entrance at the north side, the El-Lahun Pyramid's entrance is a vertical shaft under a princess's tomb located about a dozen yards off to the east of the southern pyramid side. Interestingly, this was made to ward off grave robbers.

 

In 2009, archaeologists discovered a cache of pharaonic-era mummies in brightly painted wooden coffins near the El-Lahun Pyramid. The mummies were the first to be found in the sand-covered desert rock surrounding the mud-brick El-Lahun Pyramid.

 

 

 

 

 

PUKmedia / MENAFN


 

A Kurdish man murdered in Nashville


Kurdish man Nashwan Malaka was fatally shot inside the Newroz Market on Elysian Fields Court where he worked Thursday night in south Nashville.

 

The 32-year-old father of two ...


»  Boochani: 'I Am Happy Because I Survived'
»  A young Kurd sets himself on fire outside the UNHCR building
 

Susan Rice: U.S. has ‘sold out the Kurds’ with Syria move


Susan Rice, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and national security adviser in the Obama administration, joined Judy Woodruff on PBS NewsHour and discussed the Trump administration&rsquo...


»  INTERVIEW: Kurdish leader Ilham Ahmed on security in North and East Syria
»  A political analyst: The subject of the disappeared will be raised for electoral campaigns
 

PUK 4th Congress.. A congress for reform and renewing


The PUK holds congresses to change and discuss the leadership structure and party's hierarchy and each congress has its own internal policy.

The PUK has held only three congresses since its...


»  HRW: Abductions Linked to Baghdad Protests
»  UN: Climate change near 'point of no return'

Caricature