Conspiracy theorists vandalize Great Pyramid at Giza

Published on February 23rd, 2014 | by Sevaan Franks

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Two men have vandalized the Great Pyramid at Giza in an attempt to prove their “alternative history” conspiracy theories.

The men were allowed to enter the inner chambers of the Great Pyramid at Giza normally off-limits to the public and restricted to authorized archaeologists and Egyptologists. The group reportedly took several items from the pyramids, including taking samples of a cartouche (identifying inscription) of the pharaoh Khufu, also known as Cheops. Goerlitz and Erdmann, who are not archaeologists but have instead been described as “hobbyists,” allegedly smuggled the artifacts out of the country in violation of strict antiquities laws, according to news reports.

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Story: Benjamin Radford, LiveScience | Photo: LiveScience

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