Divers Exploring A 2,300-Year-Old Pyramid Have Found The Underwater Tomb Of A Powerful Pharaoh

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Although the water looks unappealing, Kristin Romey prepares herself to plunge into the depths – and right above her head, there’s a big clue as to why she is putting herself through this ordeal. In this part of the broiling north of Sudan, you see, there’s a pyramid – a monument to a long-lost monarch that hints at a kingdom that once held sway over vast swathes of northern Africa. And when Romey and her colleague reach their destination, what they find is truly astonishing.

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The pair know where they should be heading, too. A man’s tomb lies beneath this pyramid, although he wasn’t just any man; Nastasen was once a pharaoh of Nubia, and he was buried here more than 2,000 years ago. Now Romey – a trained archaeologist – moves down a stairway etched into the rock. All she has for air, should there be an emergency, is a tiny canister.

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