Archeologists open burial chambers in Sudanese pyramid

2018-04-24 17:54
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Sudan's official news agency says archeologists have reopened burial chambers in an ancient pyramid north of the capital, Khartoum.

SUNA said on Tuesday the chambers are located at a depth of 10 meters under a pyramid in the Meroe area. The Unesco world heritage site is home to pyramids ranging from six meters to 30 meters tall.

It says archeologists from a Qatari mission discovered artifacts, including human and animal bones, inside the chambers.

The pyramids, with narrow bases and steep angles on the sides, were built by the ancient Nubian civilisation between 720 and 300 BC.

Qatar has pledged $135m to renovate and support Sudan's antiquities.

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