Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Engine vibrations damage Step Pyramid

http://tinyurl.com/zkk7u (motoring.co.za)
A South African motoring ezine is the last place I would have expected to find an item about the Saqqara Step Pyramid, but here it is all the same: "Idling vehicles have been banned in Saqqara, south-west of Cairo, because new cracks have started to show on the country's oldest pyramid.Supreme Council for Antiquities head Zahi Hawass has 'decided to ban the running of engines of all cars and buses waiting for tourists in the archeological area of Saqqara 'The engines have caused some shaking which has in turn has caused cracks in the pyramid of Djoser,' he explained."
See the above page for the rest of this brief item.

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