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Secret of Great Pyramid’s inner doors to be solved next year

Expect the secret of the Great Pyramid’s doors to be solved next year as archaeologists gear up once more to investigate the inner workings of the 4,500-year-old pharaonic mausoleum.

A robot, designed by Rob Richardson at the University of Leeds, was able to climb inside the walls of the shaft while carrying a “micro snake” camera that can see around corners.

Unlike previous expeditions, in which camera images were only taken looking straight ahead, the bendy camera was small enough to fit through a small hole in a stone door at the end of the tunnel.

This gave researchers a clear view into the chamber beyond — one that had not been seen by human eyes since the construction of the pyramid. Images of 4,500-year-old hieroglyphs written in red paint began to appear.

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Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discover News | Photo: Courtesy of Djedi Team

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