Egypt's Strangest Pyramid
The Pyramid of Lahun – is this the strangest pyramid of all? Rising 160 feet above Egypt’s Western Desert, yet it’s once encircled by water, making it look as if it floats. It’s the brainchild of Pharaoh Senusret II, who builds it to overlook an oasis he creates to channel water from the Nile and help feed Egypt’s hungry millions.
The pharaoh uses ground-breaking technology to stop the pyramid from sinking into the wet ground – with the same attention to detail inside, where ancient engineers devise mind-boggling decoys and dead-end tunnels to deter tomb raiders from disturbing the pharaoh’s eternal sleep.