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Traps in ancient pyramids?

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In movies and comics and such when the setting is a pyramid or something similar it almost alwats contains deadly traps and devices.

Has anyone ever heard of this from the real world, that pyramids has traps and has anyone died from one?

Are they perhaps common?

EDIT:Have I posted this in the right forum?

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yes this should be o.k forum

traps are usually there if there is something in there of importance or to keep hidden.....

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Has anyone ever heard of this from the real world, that pyramids has traps and has anyone died from one?

I believe that many people died when tutankhamun's tomb was removed from its burial chamber. I believe they mostly died because of radiation poisoning.

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Radiation poisoning? Ha! Far off. They died due to a combination of superstition and fowl air trapped in the tomb for centuries. Mircoscopic organisms reborn after eons breathed in.

As for boobytraps in Pyramids, yes... there are and mostly were for royals to keep thieves out and scared.

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That might not be true because the first person who entered king Tuts tomb was a waterboy who died of old age. Though, it is weird that Howard Carter (the person who lead the exibition) died from a misquito bite and some other workers died as well from unatural causes.

Maybe the curse doesn't work on kids??? :blink:

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And where did you hear that a water boy entered first? That's news to me.

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That might not be true because the first person who entered king Tuts tomb was a waterboy who died of old age. Though, it is weird that Howard Carter (the person who lead the exibition) died from a misquito bite and some other workers died as well from unatural causes.

Maybe the curse doesn't work on kids??? :blink:

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The mosquito bite could have given him Malaria, or yellow fever, which was probally a huge problem at that time or at that area.

The people who entered to tomb of King Tut died from mold spores. There was a coating of mold growin on the walls, this was mistakened as the King's Curse.

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I agree. Microorganisms from the era of the pyramid builders are completly unknown to our immune system and therefore they can wreck havoc when released from their containment. May explain the curse, although in all fairness a full toxicological study from most of the dead did not show any unknown pathogens but rather very common strains associated with that geographical area.

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I don't think they were terribly common because there weren't any traps in a lot of the older pyramids. I'll look into it though.

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The mosquito bite could have given him Malaria, or yellow fever, which was probally a huge problem at that time or at that area.

The people who entered to tomb of King Tut died from mold spores. There was a coating of mold growin on the walls, this was mistakened as the King's Curse.

didn't howard carters pet dog suddenly die, it was left back in england when it howled and dropped dead without any warning or reason. i think it died not to long after howard carter died.

..spookeh

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didn't howard carters pet dog suddenly die, it was left back in england when it howled and dropped dead without any warning or reason. i think it died not to long after howard carter died.

..spookeh

I seem to remember Pyramids having not so much traps, as concealed corridors and such.

Tunnels could be hidden by the last leaving worker removing a support and bringing down a boulder.

I may be wrong though, perhaps too much Indian Jones?

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I doubt there would be any giant boulders or spike walls. :P

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^lol, hollywood does like to exaggerate just a little!

Generally Pyramids would just have fake and concealed chambers and passageways rather than traps although I`m sure some do have some basic traps

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^lol, hollywood does like to exaggerate just a little!

Generally Pyramids would just have fake and concealed chambers and passageways rather than traps although I`m sure some do have some basic traps

I sure they had acid salt that sprayed out when someone broke a seal. like in 'the mummy' though i'm not sure how much to beleive in that...

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Intresting, truly interesting...

Yelekiah any finds?

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I've seen a egyptian trap construction on some documentary on discovery channel or National Geographic Channel. I believe it was about a underground burial chamber protected against thiefs, if a thief would break the sealed entrance to the chamber the corridor would collapse burrying him under tons of sand.

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It was my belief that the traps in pyramids, came from the stories that sprang up in the haydayof egyptology, when stories were common of adventurers in the pulp magazines of the C18th. Possibly started as a fancy from the idea of the fallen in entrances of the tombs.

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There where NOT trap so to say.. The pyramids where built to hid the king and hios treasure's.. There where not spike's coming out of the wall and stuff.. That is all just stuff they add to moive's to make then better!.. If that was true alot of people would have died going into the tomb's... ;):whistle:

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why would they have traps? Why not just seal up the whole hallway so nobody could get in? Unless you wanted people who knew about the traps to go back inside for some reason

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There would have been no need for traps.. The workers would have known how to get around them, And they where the ones who most of the time went back in and robbed the tombs anyway! ;)

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Which is why they tried to secure the tombs with magical amulets and curses to try and ward off the would-be robbers. Not that it worked though, many people were too desperate to worry about curses.

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SO when was this suppose ot take place? Have they already sent up the robots in the shafts? Anyone know anything about if they found something???

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They sent the robot up the shaft earlier this year, and all they found was rubble, blocking the shaft.

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after giving it 10 minutes of though i came up with a way egyptians could of made wall spike traps using gears, spring coils, pully systems and a block stopper, but this would still only be a one use trap without proper knowledge of egyptians tools

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There where NOT trap so to say.. The pyramids where built to hid the king and hios treasure's.. There where not spike's coming out of the wall and stuff.. That is all just stuff they add to moive's to make then better!.. If that was true alot of people would have died going into the tomb's... <img src="http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink2.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=";)" border="0" alt="wink2.gif" /> <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/whistling2.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":whistle:" border="0" alt="whistling2.gif" />

That's what I would have thought too. Spikes, blades and smashing stones are hollywood exageration. I got the following from a friend who studies at the Northern Illinois University, when we were discussing that very same subject. He asked one of the people he knows there :

Winifred Creamer (authority on Central American archaeology), says writers might have gotten the idea from Egyptian tombs in which enormous stone blocks were dropped behind the workers as they closed the tombs, blocking access to the entry way. She also says, the irony is that most Egyptian tombs were broken into, by the very same workers, who built them and the priests left to guard them. It's easier to navigate a maze if you designed it and while a granite slab is hard to cut through, the workers knew the native limestone on either side was way softer and easy to get through.

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