Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ancient 4,300-year-old pyramid discovered in Egypt

CAIRO, Nov 11, 2008 (AFP) - - A 4,300-year-old pyramid has been discovered at the Saqqara necropolis outside Cairo, Egypt's culture minister said on Tuesday.

Faruq Hosni made the announcement at a press conference in Saqqara, an ancient burial ground which dates back to 2,700 BC and is dominated by the massive bulk of King Zoser's step pyramid, the first ever built.

Husni said the pyramid, five metres (16 foot) tall, is believed to have been 15 metres tall when it was first built for Queen Sesheshet, the mother of King Teti who founded the 6th Dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom.

The pyramid's base was discovered "20 metres below the sands and a doorway for the burial place was also discovered," Hosni said, adding that it seems thieves had looted the pyramid.

Quote Cards for today

Today's animation by Charity & Co.

The man who lives without Jesus is the poorest of
the poor, whereas no one is so right as the man who lives
in His Grace.
Read Ephesians 2:8

We will always experience regret when we live
for the moment and do not weigh our words and deeds
before we give them life.
Read Proverbs 19:2

Zeal without knowledge is always less
useful and effective than regulated zeal, and
very often is highly dangerous.
Read Proverbs 19:2

Christ teaches by the Spirit of wisdom in the heart,
opening the understanding to the Spirit of revelation in the word.
Read Galatians 5:22,23

Wisdom is knowledge applied. Head
knowledge is useless on the
battlefield. Knowledge stamped on the
heart makes one wise.
Read Galatians 5:22,23