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Egypt opens Sneferu’s ‘Bent’ Pyramid in Dahshur to publicPeople walk in front of the Bent Pyramid of Sneferu, that was reopened after restoration work, in Dahshur, south of Cairo

By Aidan Lewis

DAHSHUR, Egypt (Reuters) – Egypt opened to visitors on Saturday the “Bent” Pyramid built for pharaoh Sneferu, a 101-metre structure just south of Cairo that marks a key step in the evolution of pyramid construction.

Tourists will now be able to clamber down a 79-metre (86 yards) narrow tunnel from a raised entrance on the pyramid’s northern face, to reach two chambers deep inside the 4,600-year-old structure.

They will also be able to enter an adjoining 18-metre high “side pyramid”, possibly for Sneferu’s wife Hetepheres, opened for the first time since its

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