A joint Egyptian-German archaeological mission from the University of Würzburg, working at the Abu Sir archaeological site in Giza, discovered a series of storage rooms inside the pyramid of King Sahure for the first time, announced by Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, described the discovery as “super important” and said, “It sheds light on the interior design of the Pyramid Complex of King Sahure, the second ruler of the fifth dynasty (Egypt), dating back to 2400 BC.”
He added that the newly discovered rooms will soon be opened to Egyptian and foreign visitors.
Although the northern and southern parts of the landfill were severely damaged, remnants of the original walls and parts of the floor are still visible, according to his statement.
It was stated that 3D laser scanning was used to draw comprehensive maps of the pyramid’s outer and inner areas and narrow passages.