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Pyramid site discovered in Sudan

On one site, 13 pyramids were packed into a 500 square metre area. Credit: SEDAU handout

A site containing more than 35 small pyramids has been discovered in Sudan.

The structures are thought to be around 2,000 years old when the area, then known as the Kush kingdom, bordered Egypt.

Researchers are surprised at the density of the pyramids and the unusual circular structure at their centre.