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.
Viewed from the north.
Height 7m (unfinished, 70?)
Base 120 x 120 m
Volume 33,600 cu. m
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