Cairo, Nov 23 : Archaeologists have discovered a five meters tall subsidiary pyramid of queen Sesheshet at Saqqara necropolis in Egypt.
Queen Sesheshet was the mother of King Teti I, the founder of the Sixth Dynasty.
According to a report in Al-Ahram Weekly, the discovery of the new pyramid not only brings the number of pyramids discovered in Egypt to 118, but it enriches archaeologists'' knowledge of the Sixth Dynasty and its royal family members.
Sesheshet''s pyramid, found seven metres beneath the sands of the Saqqara necropolis, is five metres in height, although originally it reached about 14 metres. The base is square and the sides of the pyramid slope at an angle of 51 degrees.