Goneim, Muhammad Zakaria
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  • He is best known for determining the Step pyramid of Sekhemkhet.
  • Before World War II, Goneim worked at Saqqara (on temple on Unas).
  • He exhausted the war in Luxor and then returned to Saqarra to work on the Step Pyramid of Sekhemkhet in close relationship with Lauer who was working on the Step Pyramid of Djoser.
  • He thought he had discovered an intact burial, as the seals of the alabaster sarcophagus were unspoiled, and funerary wreaths lay atop the sarcophagus.
  • There was marvelous media attention, and he invited high state officials, journalists, reporters and film teams to the opening.
  • But on opening the sarcophagus, it confirms to be empty.
  • "They dig for three years and find nothing,"

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The buried pyramid.