. Egyptologists Have Revealed Eight New Chambers in the Pyramid of Sahura, Putting a Years-Long Dispute to Rest « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NET NEWS – Archaeologists are claiming it will alter how the architecture of the Fifth Dynasty, 25th and 24th centuries B.C.E., is understood. Sahura was the second pharaoh of the Fifth Dynasty and his storage chambers are both larger and more numerous than his predecessors. “This suggests that additional storage space was required in the pyramid to accommodate the large quantity of royal funerary equipment,” lead archaeologist Mohamed Ismail Khaled told Artnet News. Also of note, Khaled says, is that Sahura is quite possibly the only Old Kingdom king to have witnessed the completion of his pyramid complex and the storing of his funerary equipment.

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