About 35 pyramids have been found in Sudan. At a site called Sedeinga, an estimated 35 pyramids have been found along with several graves. According to a report from Wednesday (Feb. 6), they could date back 2,000 years to when the Kush kingdom controlled the area. At first they shared a border with Egypt and later on with the Roman Empire.
Some of the pyramids at the site are reportedly about 22 feet wide at their base. They range in size as well, with one of them estimated at only 30 inches long. It is surmised that it was built for the burial of a child. Unfortunately time had taken its toll on these sites, as the tops to all of the pyramids are no longer attached. There is a theory that at the top of each pyramid there would have been a capstone depicting either a bird or a lotus flower.
These ancient pyramids definitely provide a road map to the history of the area and it shows how archaeologists are still finding amazing artifacts from the past. The originality used in these particular pyramids has posed its own mystery. As noted in the article, "Among the discoveries were several pyramids designed with an inner cupola (circular structure) connected to the pyramid corners through cross-braces." Only one other pyramid in the world is known to be constructed in this manner.