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    Default Last secret door of Great Pyramid 'to be opened in 2012', says British company

    The secret gates at the heart of the Great Pyramid may be opened for the first time in 2012, a British robot company believes - solving a mystery that has puzzled archaeologists since 1872.Scoutek UK had already begun exploring behind the gates earlier this year - and produced the first-ever images from behind the gates using a 'micro snake' robot. But the exploration was halted by the recent unrest in Egypt.

    Expedition leader Shaun Whitehead said, 'I'm very confident we can resume work in 2012


    The secret gates Great Pyramid of Khufu could open for the first time next year, as Leicester robot company Scoutek UK hopes to conclude their exploration of the legendary inner chamber in 2012



    The 'Micro-Snake' robot which will explore the interior of the Great Pyramid once the 'Djedi' expedition resumes


    Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities stopped granting permits for research such as the Djedi robotic exploration of the Great Pyramid.
    But it has recently started granting permits again.
    'We're still waiting for permission to return to the pyramid,' Whitehead told Mail Online today. 'In the meantime, we have been working on enhancing the robot.'

    'The main plan is to carefully survey and document the shafts, to gather as much information as possible to allow archaeologists to determine their purpose. We also still plan to look beyond the blocking stones at the ends of the shafts, if it is safe and practical to do so


    The expedition is named Djedi after the magician who Khufu consulted while building the pyramid. It is a joint project founded by Dr Ng from Hong Kong University, and Scoutek UK, in cooperation with the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Egypt, Dassault Systèmes in France and the University of Leeds.

    The four narrow shafts deep inside the 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid have puzzled archaeologists ever since they were first found in 1872.
    The shafts are just eight inches across - and thus can't be explored by human explorers. Many experts believe that the shaft was designed to provide an 'exit' for the Pharaoh's spirit into



    Mystery markings: A close up view of the red figures on the floor behind the first blocking stone in the tomb


    The pyramid is the last of the seven wonders of the ancient world still standing, and is thought to have been built as a tomb for Pharoah Khufu, who ruled in the Fourth Egyptian Dynasty and died in 2566 BC.

    Khufu had the Great Pyramid of Giza built as a monumental tomb, inside of which are tomb chambers, ante-rooms, chambers, ventilation shafts and access tunnels.

    There are three main chambers: The King's Chamber, the Queen's Chamber and the Grand Gallery.

    The King's Chamber has two shafts connected to outside, but two tunnels from the Queen's Chamber deep inside the widest part of the pyramid have two stone doors.

    Some experts now believe this may indicate a secret chamber, further still within the pyramid



    Inside the chamber: The limestone ceiling of the Queens Chamber inside the Great Pyramid can be seen, but what lies beyond has puzzled Egyptologists

    It is not the first time robots have been used within the pyramid to gather evidence about the inner depths of the structure.

    In 1993 a robot discovered a small door set with metal pins, the first time any metal had been found inside the pyramid, igniting speculation that the pins were keys or door handles.

    In 2002 a different robot filmed a small chamber blocked by a stone after managing to drill through the first stone block.

    The latest robot, built by UK company Scoutek, is a 'micro-snake' armed with a camera, designed to explore small spaces.
    Designer Whitehead also worked on sensors for the Beagle 2 Mars exploration craft.

    The door which still puzzles experts can be seen to be polished, thanks to the bendy camera, marking it out as an important part of the structure rather than simply as something to stop debris entering the chamber, says camera designer Shaun Whitehead.

    Egyptologist Kate Spence of Cambridge University says the tunnels may purely be symbolic and relate to the stars.

    Although she is not involved directly in the study of the Giza pyramid, Spence does not believe there is a further, hidden chamber behind the door, suggesting instead that the shafts could have been built to allow the Pharoah's spirit to cross to the afterlife.





    Hieroglyphics such as this are common in pyramids. Now a camera has revealed other ancient markings in the Giza pyramid


    The Great Pyramid of Giza was the largest pyramid ever built. It is made of over 2.5 million stone blocks weighing around 2.5 tons each.
    The pyramid was constructed over a 14 to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC.
    Originally standing 480.6 ft tall, the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.

    Built for the Pharaoh Khufu as a tomb, inside would have been necessities needed for the afterlife, including his sarcophagus.

    Originally, the entire casing was finished in a polished limestone

    The burial chamber is located in the center of the pyramid. It can be reached by a series of passages including a 30ft high gallery. Many of the passages were filled with traps to stop possible graverobbers.

    Khufu left behind him three wives, who were interred in three smaller pyramids, and fathered fifteen daughters and nine sons.


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    Default Re: Last secret door of Great Pyramid 'to be opened in 2012', says British company

    Very cool! I cannot wait to see what they find. I love learning more about history!
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    Me too, I have been following this since it started and that criminal Hawas wouldn't let them go any further. Is he finished now?

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    I think not, Ada. He's baaaaaaack, and the cabal continues.

    Like you, I've been following this since before the original Gantenbrink's Door in 1992, and there's been plenty of stinky stuff going on. http://www.gizapower.com/Articles/door2.html , http://www.crystalinks.com/gantenbrink.html And IMO, the probability that Hawass would actually allow a 'live' camera to explore in a broadcast before he's had the chance to remove/alter anything he doesn't want shown is substantially <0%....

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    Me too, I have been following this since it started and that criminal Hawas wouldn't let them go any further. Is he finished now?

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    Default Re: Last secret door of Great Pyramid 'to be opened in 2012', says British company

    What main stream archelogist ass clowns will be in charge of this event? I wish Graham Hancock was in charge of this baby, love that guys work.
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    The red pigment there in the picture is the same kind used by workers to mark things during construction. In the vaults above the kings chamber there is graffiti using the same red pigment. I comes from only one place in Egypt and was used exclusively by the workmen. This is exciting. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Last secret door of Great Pyramid 'to be opened in 2012', says British company

    wasn't there a guy blackmailing for money on some web site,, he had run a camera in there?

    anyone have a link to that?
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    Quote Posted by Selene (here)
    I think not, Ada. He's baaaaaaack, and the cabal continues.

    Like you, I've been following this since before the original Gantenbrink's Door in 1992, and there's been plenty of stinky stuff going on. http://www.gizapower.com/Articles/door2.html , http://www.crystalinks.com/gantenbrink.html And IMO, the probability that Hawass would actually allow a 'live' camera to explore in a broadcast before he's had the chance to remove/alter anything he doesn't want shown is substantially <0%....

    Cheers,

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    Me too, I have been following this since it started and that criminal Hawas wouldn't let them go any further. Is he finished now?
    Ohhhh! groaaaan, thank's Selene that's bad news, I was hoping that with the change of government out there he had lost his job, and now with the current unrest I was hoping he would be in hiding or something.

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    Default Re: Last secret door of Great Pyramid 'to be opened in 2012', says British company

    How do they know it is the "last" secret door ?

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    Pyramids are full of mysteries. Hope they make some earth shattering discoveries.

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    Default Re: Last secret door of Great Pyramid 'to be opened in 2012', says British company

    Yea the Egyptians built the Great Pyramids my ass. Maybe the smaller versions, but yea that country makes a lot of money from tourist. The last thing they want is for someone telling them hey ass clown you guys didn't built the Great Pyramids. They will hide or cover up anything that doesn't suggest the Egyptians made or built an ancient site in that country. There are hidden chambers some huge way under the Great pyramids you will never hear about. The whole thing makes me sick to my stomach. Tried of being suppressed from the true nature of things.

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    How do they know it is the "last" secret door ?
    I couldn't agree more. I think it may be the second or third to the "last" secret door. It's all about the secret doors.

    It is interesting that it is a mystery as to how the Giza pyramids were built. In turn the pyramids themselves inspire many mysteries of another sort. The pyramids are a mystery machine!!! (vastly different from the one in Scooby Doo).

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    Default Re: Last secret door of Great Pyramid 'to be opened in 2012', says British company

    While the great pyramid is called Khufu's pyramid, it was not built for him. It was build long before Khufu decided to use it as his tomb! Cartouche's outside the pyramid complex testify to that fact. Also, if Khufu had it built for him, as they have you believe, why was he never interned there?
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    Default Re: Last secret door of Great Pyramid 'to be opened in 2012', says British company

    I seem to think that the "secret doors" are just access ports to other parts of the great machine. There will be many more found.

    For me, it's not really who did the hands-on work building them, but who were the original designers, where did they come from and what where these machines built for???? That 's the real secret.

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    Not sure if Sitchen's theory of the origins of the Pramids of Giza are true or not, but they make a lot of sense. Two beacons to guide and be used as reference points in an otherwise baron area. The third, smaller pyramid of the complex was "Allegedly" a plan to how the other two were to be made??

    Inside both, which have never had human remains ever found in them, have lots of niche's that canot be explained. According to sitchin's theory they were used to house equipment for the use as a beacon. The anunaki took away the equipment after a war was about to kick off between varying factions. Also, there have been extensive research that have been done on the kings chamber and the stone "sarcophogus" (sp) That has been carved from a single pices of rock and polished to a mirror finish. When struck it rings like a bell for a very long time. I do not believe that relatively primitive man mad these from stone and basic metal tools.

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    Quote Posted by Simonm (here)
    Not sure if Sitchen's theory of the origins of the Pramids of Giza are true or not, but they make a lot of sense. Two beacons to guide and be used as reference points in an otherwise baron area. The third, smaller pyramid of the complex was "Allegedly" a plan to how the other two were to be made??

    Inside both, which have never had human remains ever found in them, have lots of niche's that canot be explained. According to sitchin's theory they were used to house equipment for the use as a beacon. The anunaki took away the equipment after a war was about to kick off between varying factions. Also, there have been extensive research that have been done on the kings chamber and the stone "sarcophogus" (sp) That has been carved from a single pices of rock and polished to a mirror finish. When struck it rings like a bell for a very long time. I do not believe that relatively primitive man mad these from stone and basic metal tools.

    Zecharia Sitchen - Stairway to heaven. For those that might be interested in reading about them more.
    I'm not sure about Sitchin..Have you read the lost book of Enki by Sitchin? fantastic read..
    should they make that into a film, i'll be the first to go watch it..Sitchin is far from been boring..

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    Default Re: Last secret door of Great Pyramid 'to be opened in 2012', says British company

    I personally don't think anything interesting like the "Hall of Records" will be in the "last" room.
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    Default Re: Last secret door of Great Pyramid 'to be opened in 2012', says British company

    These are very exciting times we live in. Maybe some good research can be done now that hack,
    Dr. Hawass is out of the way.
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    Default Re: Last secret door of Great Pyramid 'to be opened in 2012', says British company

    So much of Egypt is still buried under the sands as satellite imaging has shown, it would be good for new explorers to be able to excavate the new sites. I am sure one day they will, hopefully in our time. Frances.

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