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2011-01-28 08:00:00

A French architect said Thursday that the Great Pyramid of Giza may house two chambers filled with funereal furniture. Jean-Pierre Houdin, who has been campaigning for a new exploration of the pyramid, was refused an appeal three years earlier by Egypt to investigate how the 4,500-year-old pyramid was built. According to an AFP report, Houdin now says a 3D simulation and data created by a US Egyptologist, Bob Brier, shows two secret chambers in the heart of the edifice. The rooms would have...

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2007-03-30 18:00:00

By LAURENCE JOAN-GRANGE PARIS - A French architect claimed Friday to have uncovered the mystery about how Egypt's Great Pyramid of Khufu was built - with use of a spiral ramp to hoist huge stone blocks into place. The construction of the Great Pyramid 4,500 years ago by Khufu, a ruler also known as Cheops, has long befuddled scientists as to how its 3 million stone blocks weighing 2.5 tons each were lifted into place. Ending eight years of study on the subject, architect Jean-Pierre Houdin...

2005-10-10 13:27:38

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will send a robot up narrow shafts in the Great Pyramid to try to solve one of the mysteries of the 4,500-year-old pharaonic mausoleum, Egypt's top archaeologist said on Monday. Zahi Hawass told Reuters he would this week inspect a robot designed to climb the two narrow shafts which might lead to an undiscovered burial chamber in the pyramid of Cheops at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. Hawass said the shafts and stone panels which block them...


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