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

Published on December 22nd, 2011 | by Admin


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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