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Science Abandoned pyramid turns out to be a 4,600-year-old wonder

Scientists have uncovered a 4,600-year-old pyramid in Egypt. Built of sandstone blocks and clay mortar, it had been constructed in the form of a three-step pyramid. 

By Owen JarusLiveScience Contributor / February 3, 2014

Courtesy Tell Edfu Project at the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute.

Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.