Published On: Wed, Oct 23rd, 2019

Egypt breakthrough: How NEW pyramid was found by archaeologist after desert scan | World | News

The ancient burial site served as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis and is home to numerous pyramids including the world-famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. However, Dr Vasko Dobrev has spent the last three decades probing the area just 19 miles from the world-famous Pyramids of Giza. Earlier this year, his finds were revealed during Tony Robinson’s Channel 5 documentary “Opening Egypt’s Great Tomb”.

Mr Robinson said in June: “I’ve travelled over 400 miles north of Aswan, but this is no sightseeing tour. 

“Dr Vasko Dobrev has been working in the desert outside Cairo for the past 30 years and he’s on the hunt for a new pyramid. 

“Often we only think of the famous pyramids of Giza, but this site called Saqqara boasts the first pyramid and a great many more.

“Pyramids here spanned six centuries of Egyptian history, but one dynasty of pharaohs, in particular, chose to build their magnificent tombs in Saqqara.

Dr Dobrev shocked Mr Robinson by explaining how numerous pyramids could be hiding beneath the sand.

He said: “There are about 120 [pyramids] all around Egypt.

“Pharaohs built pyramids here because Saqqara is exactly in front of the capital of Egypt, Memphis.

“You see this small pyramid? This is Pepi II, his father is here, his great grandfather is just behind and all the family is around.”

The pair then headed to the top of a flat plateau where Dr Dobrev believes is the site of an undiscovered pyramid.

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Dr Dobrev added: “So there is a kind of pyramid level and we have his father to the north, his son is just there and his grandson is behind us.

“But we have something else, new technology, geophysics, shows something with right angles.

“This is not naturally made, we have a kind of square here, 80 by 80 meters, which is exactly the size of the pyramids of that period.”

During the same series, an “unexpected” discovery stunned Mr Robinson in the city of Aswan.

Archeologists Abd el-Monem claimed it could have been the tomb of Imhotep after analysing the inscriptions within.

He said: “So far about nine tombs have been found.

“They broke in by using mechanical digging loaders and this was maybe more than 25, 30 people per night.

“The main goal for them was to steal treasure.

“This was the tomb of Imhotep.”

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