Remains of the mudbrick pyramid of vizier Khay, in the courtyard of an earlier tomb on the hill of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna
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Remains discovered of a pyramid dating back 3,000 years

Archaeologists say they have discovered the remains of a large pyramid built in honour of a prominent advisor to Pharoah Ramses II in the 19th dynasty.

The 12-metre structure, which is thought to have reached 15-metres, was found in Egypt by a team of scientists from the Free University of Brussels and the Universite de Liege in Belgium.

Professor Dimitri Laboury, who worked on the expedition on the Sheikh Abd el-Qurna hill, spoke to BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast.

  • 22 Feb
  • From the section Africa