Egypt reopens Bent Pyramid to public for first time since 1965. Members of the public will now be able to go to the Bent Pyramid and its satellite pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis, around 25 miles south of the capital Cairo.
Visitors will be allowed to clamber down a 79-metre tunnel from a raised entrance on the pyramid’s northern face, to reach two chambers deep inside the structure.
The Bent Pyramid, which was built during the Old Kingdom of the Pharaoh of Sneferu, in about 2600 BC, is unique in that it has two internal structures.
Both are in the Dahshur royal necropolis, which is part of the Memphis Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The two pyramids were open for the first time since 1965.
Antiquities minister Khaled el-Anany also announced that Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered a collection of stone, clay and wooden sarcophagi, some of them with mummies, in the area.