Gallery: Egypt opened two of its oldest pyramids to visitors

Egypt on Saturday opened two ancient pyramids south of the capital Cairo and unveiled a collection of newly found sarcophagi, some containing well-preserved mummies.
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Bent pyramid of King Sneferu, the first pharaoh of Egypt's 4th dynasty, in the ancient royal necropolis of Dahshur on the west bank of the Nile River, south of the capital Cairo.
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A man walks next to the Red Pyramid, in Dahshur, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of Cairo.
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A man walks through a passage in the well-known bent pyramid of King Snefru, which had been closed to visitors since 1965, in Dahshur, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of Cairo, after it was reopened by the Egyptian Antiquities Minister.
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A man walks in front of one the Bent pyramid satelites, in the ancient royal necropolis of Dahshur on the west bank of the Nile River, south of the capital Cairo.
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A man brushes off dust from a sarcophagus, part of a new discovery carried out almost 300 meters south of King Amenemhat IIs pyramid at Dahshur necropolis, exposed near the Bent Pyramid, about 40km (25 miles) south of the Egyptian capital Cairo, during an inaugural ceremony of the pyramid and its satellites.
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A sarcophagus, part of a new discovery carried out almost 300 meters south of King Amenemhat IIs pyramid at Dahshur necropolis, is exposed near the Bent Pyramid, about 40km (25 miles) south of the Egyptian capital Cairo, during an inaugural ceremony of the pyramid and its satellites.