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Robot enters secret pyramid chamber

May 27, 2011 | Comment icon 28 comments



Image Credit: CC 2.5 Nina Aldin Thune
Markings in a tiny chamber of the Great Pyramid have been seen for the first time in 4,500 years.
What lies within the mysterious shafts has been a topic of debate and speculation for years, multiple attempts to send robots in to send back pictures have been met with more questions than answers. This time however a fresh attempt to unravel the secrets of the pyramid have yielded images of markings on the tunnel walls that could be heiroglyphics or even the doodlings of workers involved in the pyramid's construction.
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.


Source: New Scientist | Comments (28)



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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #19 Posted by Legaia 11 years ago
hmmm..
Comment icon #20 Posted by Spectre1979 11 years ago
So how come the loops are purely ornamental, especially if they were never going to be seen? Could it not be that they were used as a construction device somehow, possibly to pull the stone along the shaft into place? Going to be seen by spirits or Gods perhaps? Not mere mortals!
Comment icon #21 Posted by crystal sage 11 years ago
Possibly some more photos of interest on this.. including photos of the some of the shafts and and the types of robot used.. http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/greatpyramid3.htm UPUAUT 2 also attempted to explore the northern shaft, but was unable to venture beyond its bend. On September 17, 2002, a National Geographic robot Pyramid Rover), specially designed to traverse the southern shaft to the blocking stone, inserted a miniature fiber-optic camera into a three-quarter-of-an-inch hole to reveal the rough-hewn blocking stone lying 21 centimeters beyond the original southern shaft door. ... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by louie 11 years ago
http://www.o-fu-online.net/2011/06/ancient-hieroglyphs-discovered-by-pyramid-robot/ Its been a long wait but finally were getting somewhere with these shafts in the great pyramid.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Wyvernkeeper 11 years ago
good news... it has been a while since we've had any news on the shafts...
Comment icon #24 Posted by ShadowSot 11 years ago
good news... it has been a while since we've had any news on the shafts... I wanna make a suppository joke but I just... can't.
Comment icon #25 Posted by third_eye 11 years ago
I wanna make a suppository joke but I just... can't. If i'm not mistaken that's the best one i've seen in a while
Comment icon #26 Posted by Blues Girl 11 years ago
I knew there were still things to be discovered in the pyramids. Egyptology is SO fascinating. Thanks for sharing the link!
Comment icon #27 Posted by Celtiksteel 11 years ago
I'm still not convinced about the real purpose of the structure. I have read many reports over the years about the construction, meaning, and age of this "wonder", and think that there's something missing in the translation.. As for hidden chambers etc..., I feel there is something still there to be discovered..
Comment icon #28 Posted by encouraged 11 years ago
The symbol looks like a people crossing zone sign to me!


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