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Pyramid of a Pharaoh's Vizier Found at Luxor
Friday, February 22, 2013
LUXOR, EGYPT—The remains of a pyramid that once stood 50 feet high were found at Luxor. According to Egypt's State Minister of Antiquities Mohammed Ibrahim, the more than 3,000-year-old mudbrick structure belonged to Khay, a vizier of pharaoh Ramses II. A statement from the Belgian team that uncovered the pyramid says, "The monument was largely dismantled in the 7th and 8th century AD, when the tomb was transformed into a Coptic hermitage."
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