Science: Second Front in Egypt

With the world already watching Egypt, hoping that the soul ship of Cheops (TIME, June 7) would prove to be laden with fascinating cargo, a second discovery came to light. Dr. Mohammed Zakaria Ghoneim, Egypt's chief inspector of antiquities, announced that he had found the apparently unrobbed sarcophagus of a Pharaoh of the Third Dynasty (2980-2900 B.C.), even older than Cheops.

For two years Dr. Ghoneim has been digging laboriously into a shapeless hill near the "step pyramid" of Zoser, 15 miles south of the Pyramid of Cheops. Prompted by ancient lore, he suspected that it might be more interesting than it...

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