During the past days, the Egyptians did not stop circulating news of the curved pyramid of King Senefru in the Dahshur antiquities area, after information spread on social media that its stones had fallen.
In the details, Facebook accounts reported that the stones of the curved pyramid of King Senefru, located in the Dahshur antiquities area, had fallen during work to reinforce it with iron crosses.
Outrage and confusion
This news sparked widespread anger on social media platforms and among Egyptians, given the great historical status of the pyramids in Egypt and the world.
Some also criticized the lack of a plan to protect this edifice in such cases, in a confusion that prompted the Egyptian authorities to intervene immediately.
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities confirmed in a post on its Facebook account, regarding what was reported on some social media sites about the falling stones of the curved pyramid of King Senefru in the Dahshur antiquities area and its reinforcement with iron crosses, that the news is completely wrong.
Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, confirmed that this matter is completely false, and that the pyramid is safe and is visited normally.
The statement added that Waziri made it clear that the iron crucifixes in the pyramid are not new, as the Engineering Department of the Supreme Council of Antiquities installed them in the northwestern corner of the pyramid since May 2014 under the supervision of the archaeological area, in order to preserve and support this part of the pyramid, which greatly contributed to its construction. Achieving the desired goal, as the pyramid is currently one of the most important tourist attractions in the archaeological area.
He pointed out, according to the statement, that the inclined shape of the pyramid dates back to the way it was built during the reign of King Senefru, as it was built of stones with oblique angles relative to the ground estimated at 55 degrees at the beginning, and due to its height, the engineer changed the angle of inclination to become 43 degrees, which led to its appearance in this curved shape.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt had also appealed to social media users to be careful before publishing such news, which might lead to confusion among the public, according to its statement.
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