The King's Chamber
It becomes obvious when you finally enter the
main chamber that there is no coffer present. Although a wooden coffin was discovered in
this chamber in 1891, it is likely that this was added later. Perhaps the original coffer
was removed by tomb robbers long ago or maybe it was never completed. Either way you
realize that this tomb was probably never used, and its great pharaoh Sneferu was laid to
rest somewhere else in Egypt.
You still marvel at the intriguing corbelled ceiling
which is comprised of 7 distinct steps. Strips of ancient wood, over 5000 years old, still
cross the uppermost steps of the roofing. The walls are lined with limestone.
We may never know the full details surrounding this mysterious tomb, but one thing seems most likely -
No king was ever buried here at the Pyramid at Meidum.
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