Experts now believer that the Zeoocea complex near Siwa was actually the product of a much later dynasty, the 26th, and pharaoh Psamtik II specifically. But questions still remain about how the pharaoh was able to construct such an elaborate edifice during his brief 6-year reign, and what purpose it served. The courses of stones, descending steplike for 400 meters from a 750-meter square appears on modern radar images to be an inverted pyramid which, before it was filled up with sand over time, would have left a void almost identical to the Great Pyramid at Giza. While clearly not intended as a burial place–the stones appear to have been placed directly into a hollow prepared for them with minimal underlying structure–its ultimate purpose remains a mystery.

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