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Dating back around 3,300 years, this tomb was discovered recently at an ancient cemetery at Abydos in Egypt. At left is a rectangular entrance shaft with massive walls that served as the base for a pyramid thought to have risen 23 feet (7 meters) in height.
There is no mummy in the sarcophagus, and the tomb was ransacked at least twice in antiquity. Human remains survived the ransacking, however. Archaeologists found disarticulated skeletal remains from three to four men, 10 to 12 women and at least two children in the tomb. [Gallery: See Images of the Newly Found Tomb]
The chambers that the archaeologists uncovered would have originally resided beneath the surface, leaving only the steep-sided pyramid visible.
The pyramid itself "probably would have had a small mortuary chapel inside of it that may have held a statue or a stela giving the names and titles of the individuals buried underneath," the University of Pennsylvania's Kevin Cahail, who led excavations at the tomb, told Live Science.
The Ancient Civilization that even now thousands of years later and countless discoveries made over the past few hundred years JUST KEEPS GIVING