When most of us think pyramids we usually think of two things, and usually in this order:
- Egypt, and;
- The tall triangular shape we have all come to associate with Egyptian Pyramids.
We think again!
Since, as part of being both a MythoCacheologist and Comamnder of TreasureForce, one has to0 keep up with recent discoveries. Personally, I am of the school of thought that – EVERYTHING WE KNOW IS WRONG, but then again that is just my personal opinion. Seems every single time we think we know our collective origins or all there is to know about a particular society, we find something mind blowing and totally opposite than what we expoected. Pyramids are just a small example.
Did you know Pyramids exist ALL OVER THE PLANET and not just in Egypt? That’s another story for another time, this story -TODAY- is about the Sudan. Yes, the same place some of us following internation news know that horrible, horrible crimes against man are being commited.
At least 35 small pyramids, along with graves, have been discovered clustered closely together at a site called Sedeinga in Sudan.
Discovered between 2009 and 2012, researchers are surprised at how densely the pyramids are concentrated. In one field season alone, in 2011, the research team discovered 13 pyramids packed into roughly 5,381 square feet, or slightly larger than an NBA basketball court.
They date back around 2,000 years to a time when a kingdom named Kush flourished in Sudan. Kush shared a border with Egypt and, later on, the Roman Empire. The desire of the kingdom’s people to build pyramids was apparently influenced by Egyptian funerary architecture.
‘They reached a point where [the necropolis] was so filled with people and graves that they had to reuse the oldest one.’ – Vincent Francigny, a research associate with the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
At Sedeinga, researchers say, pyramid building continued for centuries. “The density of the pyramids is huge,” said researcher Vincent Francigny, a research associate with the American Museum of Natural History in New York, in an interview with LiveScience. “Because it lasted for hundreds of years they built more, more, more pyramids and after centuries they started to fill all the spaces that were still available in the necropolis.”