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Weekender: Mysteries of the Pyramids Revealed?

The pyramids of Egypt are some of the most fascinating and enigmatic structures on the planet; to date the secret of their unique construction has yet to be determined.

The pyramids were built using massive blocks of stone, and one of the most unfathomable mysteries is how the early Egyptians managed to transport the blocks across...
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MORE Secrets Discovered in Giza Pyramid

A robot camera has revealed markings inside tunnels beneath the Giza Plateau that have remained unseen for at least 4,500 years. The hieroglyphic symbols are in red paint and may have been made by masons when the chamber was being built, as sort of a "blueprint" written right on the stones.

On, Nuala Calvi quotes...
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Who Were The Mysterious Builders of the Past?

A massive 29 foot tall wall has been uncovered in Jerusalem that engineers do not believe could be built today, even with modern equipment. The 3,700 year old wall has amazed archaeologists because of its huge size and great length, and it is probable that it is even longer than has so far been discovered. quotes archaeologist...

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Cave Underneath Giza Pyramid

A huge system of caves, chambers and tunnels is hidden beneath the Pyramids of Giza, which could reveal the lost secrets of the pharaohs.

In Discovery News, Rossella Lorenzi quotes this week's Dreamland guest Andrew Collins as saying, "Ancient funerary texts clearly allude to the existence of a subterranean world in the vicinity of the...

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More on Bosnian Pyramids

Around a year ago, we reported on the discovery that two ancient pyramids may exist in Europe, but there was also some speculation that they may have been a hoax.Limited excavation of the sites has already been done by volunteers, who have discovered a paved roadway, tunnel entrances and large stone building blocks that may have been man-made....

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Europe's First Pyramid

Bosnia's leading Muslim daily Dnevni Avaz reports "a sensational discovery" of "the first European pyramid" that has been discovered just north of Sarajevo in Bosnia. According to the BBC, excavations at a hill above the town "have confirmed the original claim that this is Europe's first pyramid and a monumental building, similar in dimensions...

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Terracotta Army Guards a Buried Treasure

In 1974, farmers digging wells in China discovered a vast army of over 8,000 life-sized terracotta figures, mostly soldiers, buried with the body of the first Emporer around 200 BC. Now it's been discovered that they were guarding more than an emperor's body?they were guarding a vast treasure.

Karla Adam writes in the Independent that...

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More Pyramid Secrets Will Soon Be Revealed

Egyptian archeologists are now using robots to explore the secret chambers of the pyramids. Over the last few years, we've written extensively about these explorations, the results of which are often kept secret by the Egyptian government. Now it's been announced that a robot will be sent up two of the tiny shafts in the Great Pyramid of Giza...

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Secrets of a Pyramid

Archeologists have found a new way to locate hidden rooms inside ancient pyramids. In Teotihuacan, Mexico, they've built a particle detector inside a pyramid to detect muons, which are tiny particles that are created when cosmic rays hit the Earth's atmosphere. They travel near the speed of light and pass through solid objects, leaving tiny...

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Puzzle of the Pyramid

In September, a tiny robot was sent up a narrow shaft of the Great Pyramid in Giza to drill a hole in an ancient door and peek through to see what was inside the hidden room behind it. And it found?another door! So the process has to begin all over again. Art historians think there may be a symbolic reason for this strange design.

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Robot Peeks Under Pyramid Door and Sees?Another Door!

A robot video camera sent to investigate a mysterious, blocked door in Egypt?s Great Pyramid of Giza has found yet another door. With audiences in the U.K. watching on live television, the miniature robot crawled 71 yards up a narrow tunnel to explore a mysterious shaft blocked by a limestone door. It drilled a hole in the door and inserted a...

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Great Pyramids are Melting

After 4,000 years, the pyramids at Giza are melting away. A new study by the University of California and the University of Sohag in Egypt confirms that water damage, caused by nearby farming, urbanization and housing, has caused the water table underneath the pyramids to rise. When groundwater comes close to the foundations of the pyramids,...

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New Pyramid Found in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered the base of a small, 4,500-year-old pyramid believed to have been built for a Pharaonic queen in the desert outside Cairo. This is the 110th pyramid to be discovered in Egypt. The pyramid, made of stone blocks, is thought to have been built for the wife of Djedefre, the daughter of the Pharaoh Cheops. It was...

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