EGYPT: December - 2012.
Saqqara. The Pyramid of Sekhemhet.
Sekhemkhet is the third Pharaoh of the
III Dynasty of the Old Kingdom III, who reigned for more than six years
(2611 - 2603 BC). He was the successor to the pharaoh Djoser.
The ruins of the unfinished Pyramid of Sekhemkhet were found
near Saqqara in 1951 - 1952 by the Egyptian archaeologist Mohammed
Zakaria Ghoneim. The Pyramid was buried under a thick layer of sand, so
it is also known as the "Buried Pyramid".
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