Skeleton of a teenage girl discovered in a mysterious tomb near an Egyptian pyramid

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The skeleton of a 13 year old girl was discovered in a mysterious tomb near an ancient Egyptian pyramid.

Burial was discovered during the excavation of the Meidum pyramid south of Cairo, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. The teenager's remains were found squatting, the ministry said in a statement.

According to LiveScience, archaeologists were able to determine the age of the teenager's death by studying her bones, not knowing when her remains were buried. LiveScience notes that the adjacent Meidum pyramid is 4,600 years old.

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Although there were no other human remains or artifacts found in the girl's grave, objects were discovered elsewhere on the site, which houses an old cemetery. Archaeologists have discovered two animal heads, probably bulls, and three pots of pottery, officials said.

Archaeologists excavated near the Meidum pyramid south of Cairo. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

Archaeologists excavated near the Meidum pyramid south of Cairo. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

Egypt continues to reveal new details of its rich history. Archaeologists, for example, have recently discovered dozens of mummies in ancient desert funerary chambers.

In a separate project, experts recently explained the strange brown spots on some of the paintings of King Tutankhamun's tomb.

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Last month, archaeologists also announced the discovery of ancient graves in the Nile Delta north of Cairo. In a separate project, two ancient Roman tombs were discovered in the Western Desert of Egypt.

Archaeologists have discovered two animal heads, likely to be bulls, from the site. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

Archaeologists have discovered two animal heads, likely to be bulls, from the site. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

In November, archaeologists confirmed the discovery of eight limestone sarcophagi containing mummies at a site 40 km south of Cairo. Last year, researchers also discovered a "massive" building that was once part of the ancient capital of Egypt.

In another project, archaeologists have discovered a magnificent sphinx statue in an ancient temple in southern Egypt.

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Last summer, experts unveiled the secrets of a mysterious, "cursed" black granite sarcophagus. The massive coffin, which was excavated in the city of Alexandria, contained three skeletons and leaves of gold with the remains.

The discovery is the latest fascinating archaeological discovery in Egypt. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

The discovery is the latest fascinating archaeological discovery in Egypt. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

Archaeologists have also found the oldest hard cheese in the tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of the ancient city of Memphis.

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The pots discovered during excavations. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

The pots discovered during excavations. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

A mummy buried in southern Egypt over 5,000 years ago also revealed its terrible secrets and shed new light on prehistoric embalming practices.

Chris Ciaccia of Fox News and Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers