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Wednesday , February 5 , 2014
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Found: new Egypt pyramid

New York, Feb. 4 (PTI): Archaeologists have discovered a 4600-year-old mysterious step pyramid in Egypt which was built at least a few decades before the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Scientists are unsure as to why this pyramid was built and speculate it could have been a symbol of the king’s power. Working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, southern Egypt, archaeologists unearthed the step pyramid which was once 13 metres in height. It is one of the seven so-called “provincial” pyramids built by either the pharaoh Huni or Snefru.