Lost Pyramid Found in Egypt

4,500-year-oldtomb rediscovered
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 6, 2008 3:06 AM CDT
Workers at the site of a so-called "missing" pyramid at Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt.    (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
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(Newser) – The remnants of a 4,500-year-old Egyptian pyramid lost for generations has been rediscovered by archaeologists, National Geographic reports. It's believed to be the tomb of  King Menkauhor—who ruled in 2,400 BC—and was found in the midst of a sprawling burial complex at Saqqara, where scientists also unearthed a new stretch of a sacred road that was used for lavish funeral processions.