The pyramid of a vizier of Ramses II discovered in Luxor

The pyramid of a vizier of Ramses II discovered in Luxor

The Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities has reported the discovery of a pyramid over 3,000 years old old in Luxor that was built for a advisor to King Ramses II. The remains of the great adobe pyramid, the original height of which was 15 meters high and 12 meters wide, were discovered during excavations on the Sheikh Abdel Qurna hill at a mission of two Belgian universities (the Free University of Brussels and the University of Liege), declared Mohammed Ibrahim, Egyptian secretary for antiquities.

Markings on the bricks indicate that it belonged to a vizier, with a position equivalent to that of a prime minister, from Upper and Lower Egypt named Khay, who held this position for 15 years in the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II (1279 - 1214 BC) from the 19th dynasty"The mission said in a statement.

The pyramid was almost entirely dismantled in the 7th and 8th centuries when it was transformed into a Coptic hermitage. It is a discovery of great importance, since the vizier Khay was known to Egyptologists thanks to numerous documents, but the location of his tomb remained a mystery.”Explained the mission representatives.

Luxor, ancient Thebes, is a treasure of ancient Egyptian architecture and the objects it contains are of great historical importance. Its astonishing ruins still stand, and along with KarnakThey form a walkway flanked by sphinxes that must have contained more than a thousand statues. The city, which is also a tourist landmark, has been affected by the instability that has plagued the country since the February 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

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