The unfinished pyramid of Sekhemkhet is located just southwest of the pyramid of Unas. It appears today has a trench partly filled with sand. Some of the superstructure still remains. The perimeter wall, in a palace facade motif can also be seen just north of the trench. The pyramid was discovered by Egyptian Egyptologist Zakaria Goneim in 1950. A scandal erupted in the late 1950's, in the end Goneim committed suicide. On that same day Lauer found the object in the Cairo museum that Goneim supposedly stole. A very tragic ending to one of the most important discoveries of the Old Kingdom.
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By: kjfitz


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