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'Thermal anomalies found' in Egypt pyramids

An international team of architects and scientists have observed "thermal anomalies" in the pyramids of Giza, Egyptian antiquities officials say.
Thermal cameras detected higher temperatures in three adjacent stones at the bottom of the Great Pyramid.
Officials said possible causes included the existence of empty areas inside the pyramid, internal air currents, or the use of different building materials.

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Ancient Egyptians transported pyramid stones over wet sand

Physicists from the University of Amsterdam have discovered that the ancient Egyptians used a clever trick to make it easier to transport heavy pyramid stones by sledge, allowing them to halve the number of workers needed. The researchers published this discovery in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters.
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Egypt reopens Pyramid of Chefren to tourists

Egypt has reopened one of its great pyramids as it attempts to revive a tourism industry hit by last year's uprising.
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Egypt closes Great Pyramid amid 11/11/11 rumours

Egypt has closed the Great Pyramid outside Cairo after rumours that groups would try to hold special rituals on 11 November at 11:11 (09:11 GMT). The rumours sparked an internet campaign to stop any ceremonies. However the head of Egypt's antiquities authority said the pyramid had been closed until Saturday morning for "necessary maintenance" only.
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Markings in red paint found within the Great Pyramid by a camera-toting robot are likely numerals used by builders.

Mysterious hieroglyphs written in red paint on the floor of a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza are just numbers, according to a mathematical analysis of the 4,500-year-old mausoleum.
Shown to the world last month, when the first report of a robot exploration of the Great Pyramid was published in the Annales du Service Des Antiquities de l'Egypte (ASAE), the images revealed features that have not been seen by human eyes since the construction of the monument.

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Mysterious markings discovered at Great Pyramid of Giza

A robot explorer has revealed ancient markings inside a secret chamber at Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza.
The markings, which have lain unseen for 4,500 years, were filmed using a bendy camera small enough to fit through a hole in a stone door at the end of a narrow tunnel.

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First images from Great Pyramid's chamber of secrets

They might be ancient graffiti tags left by a worker or symbols of religious significance. A robot has sent back the first images of markings on the wall of a tiny chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt that have not been seen for 4500 years. It has also helped settle the controversy about the only metal known to exist in the pyramid, and shows a "door" that could lead to another hidden chamber.
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Robot to explore Great Pyramid

Following in the footsteps of Howard Carter and Abbot and Costello, a specialized robot will penetrate deeper into the Great Pyramid of Giza than ever before. The robot, part of a years-long exploration called the Djedi Project, will explore a shaft inaccessible to a previous robot, unlocking a room that has remain sealed for 4,500 years.
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Recent news reveals that only 12.5 miles from Cairo, near the large Giza pyramids, mud and brick tombs have been discovered, said to be the burial places of those who died during construction and dating back to the Fourth Dynasty.
According to the leader of the team of Egyptian archaeologists, Zahi Hawass, the discovery of these new tombs proves that the pyramids were not built by slaves but by free workers.

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Egypt displayed on Monday newly discovered tombs more than 4,000 years old and said they belonged to people who worked on the Great Pyramids of Giza, presenting the discovery as more evidence that slaves did not build the ancient monuments.
The series of modest nine-foot-deep shafts held a dozen skeletons of pyramid builders, perfectly preserved by dry desert sand along with jars that once contained beer and bread meant for the workers' afterlife.

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