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Chinese Dentist Cracking Mystery Of The Great Pyramid
2012-03-08 13:06:32

A Chinese dentist is now trying to help find a way to unlock the secret chambers inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. Reuters and the Daily Mail Online report that Ng Tze-chuen, a 59-year-old dentist from Hong Kong, has organized a team working with Egypt's former antiquities minister Zahi Hawass to unlock the mystery surrounding two doors blocking narrow shafts in the pyramid, which is the tomb of Pharaoh Cheops, or Khufu. Archaeologists have been wanting to get a peek inside the shafts...

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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...

2010-06-09 09:30:00

DETROIT, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A ready-mix produces strong silicate-rock like that making up over 55 percent of the Earth's crust. Unlike nature's own, the artificial rock is made without heat or pressure. It is simply poured, stirred and left to cure. It passes for real rock under microscopic investigation. When mixed with rock aggregates, it forms rock-concrete that has fooled geologists. The technology that can change the landscape of tomorrow's cities is an ancient lost art...

2010-01-28 06:50:00

OTTAWA, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- After doing research from 2001 through 2006, author Andrew Wojcikiewicz has learned how and why "Awakening the Pharaoh" (published by AuthorHouse) is the way to save the world from itself. In May of 2001, Wojcikiewicz was in Poland when he heard the story of "The Lady Called Life." Because his master's thesis was in the area of hypnosis, he conducted several hypnotic sessions with Mrs. Lucyna Lobos and discovered she had information on the Great Pyramid...

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2010-01-11 08:30:00

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed the tombs of workers who constructed the great pyramids, revealing how they lived nearly 4,000 years ago. The thousands of men, who worked tirelessly on the amazing monuments, consumed meat regularly, worked for three months at a time and were allowed to be buried in mud brick tombs near the consecrated pyramids. The date to Egypt's 4th Dynasty has now been placed at 2575 B.C. to 2467 B.C., when the pyramids were originally constructed, says the head of...

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2009-08-14 15:36:17

British history and science writer Andrew Collins claims to have found the lost underworld of the pharaohs -- a vast system of caves, chambers and tunnels that had been hidden in the limestone bedrock beneath the pyramid field at Giza. The complex system had been rumored to exist since the construction of the Great Pyramid some 5,000 years ago. Armed only with the forgotten memoirs of a nineteenth century British explorer, Collins, working alongside Egyptological researcher Nigel Skinner...

2009-06-16 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM) and New Giza for Real Estate Development - an Egyptian company building a luxury, mixed-use community near the base of the famous pyramids - today announced plans to develop the MGM Grand New Giza. All equity funding for the development will be provided by New Giza for Real Estate Development. MGM MIRAGE will provide management services and brand fees through MGM MIRAGE Hospitality. Conveniently located 40 minutes from the...

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2009-02-24 14:56:52

The culture ministry said on Tuesday, that maintenance workers at Egypt's Giza Pyramids have found an ancient quartzite statue of a seated man buried close to the surface of the desert. The ministry said in a statement, that the statue was found north of the smallest of Giza's three main pyramids, which is the tomb of the fourth dynasty Pharaoh Mycerinus who ruled in the 26th century BC. The statue is of a man wearing a shoulder-length wig, sitting in a chair.  His right hand is clenched...

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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...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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