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I recall there were 2 pieces of rusty metal discovered in what appeared to be a door in the shaft. Does anyone else remember seeing that program?
Originally posted by lostinspace
Once the dead Pharoah and his belongings were put inside they capped off the vents and put on the outer casing blocks.
Originally posted by Pilgrum
I believe it's still Dr. Zahi Hawass (or his successor) of the Egyptian government who's opposing the drilling of holes everywhere in an attempt to sort out the mysteries/theories. A hole was drilled through one of those 'doors' and nothing was found on the other side. The teams are still trying to get permission to drill a 1'' hole into the floor of the 'queens chamber' to see if there's granite below the surface layer which would indicate a ceiling of another hidden chamber or passage.
Guardian: They are of the opinion that Egyptian officials are blocking them and others from returning to the Giza plateau to continue their research.
Dr. Hawass: So far, the research of Bauval and Hancock has required no research permit - they are simply theorizing about astronomical alignments, ancient Egyptian religious texts, and a lost civilization. No one is stopping Bauval and Hancock from returning to Giza to speculate about such things.
However, as for the claim that I prevent some projects from working while allowing others, I want to point out that Egyptian Law 117 of 1983 states that scholars and institutions can work in the field of Egyptian archaeology, but we do not permit amateurs to carry out field work. It is also the case that I alone do not approve work at Giza. I'm a member of the Permanent Committee of forty scholars, revamped in recent weeks to twenty-two scholars, that approves all applications for fieldwork. We consider applications from all over the world. I do not make decisions alone.
Once a proposal is submitted under the authority of an appropriate institution, we must consider whether the investigation will be detrimental to the site, and what the consequences of the research will be our management of the site. After all, when foreign expeditions come and go, we are left with the responsibility to manage and conserve what they find. At Giza, we are also working hard to save the Sphinx. How can we give priority to projects that want to look for secret tunnels and evidence of lost civilizations?
Originally posted by earth2At Giza, we are also working hard to save the Sphinx. How can we give priority to projects that want to look for secret tunnels and evidence of lost civilizations?