The small Step Pyramid of Seila is located a little to the south of Kom el-Hammam, opposite to the village of Robeyat, in the eastern side of Fayoum. Discovered by Borchardt in the early 1900s, the pyramid’s founder was not yet identified. It was not until the 1980s that a limestone stela and an offering table were discovered inside it. Such finds had some marks and inscriptions that indicated that the pyramid was erected under the reign of King Snefru (of the Third Dynasty). With no internal chambers, the pyramid had a four stepped core built of small blocks of local limestone. Today, the pyramid, only seven meters high, is in ruins. At the base of the pyramid, archeologists found a number of rock-cut tombs bare of inscriptions date back to the Roman and Coptic Periods. Inside these burials, however, a great deal of papyri has been found. Noticeably, the Pyramid of Seila is the most northerly of seven small step pyramids that date back to the Third and Fourth Dynasties. These pyramids have neither subsidiary buildings nor burial chambers inside them.