Wednesday, July 29, 2009

No update re exploration of the Pyramid of Khufu

Thanks to everyone who has emailed asking if I've heard anything about the examination by robot of the Pyramid of Khufu at Giza which was supposed to take place on the 26th of this month. Unfortunately I'm in the same position as the rest of you - I've had no information on the subject. But I'll post something the moment I hear anything.

The original announcement that the invesitgation was to take place was posted on the Egypt State Information Service website (thanks to Brian Donovan for the link).

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Zahi stated that he had already chosen a new team for the re-exploration efforts. The new robot was supposed to arrive in egypt this month (July). I may be mistaken but the new robot was commissioned out of the UK (?). I think you can find the interview on youtube.

Anonymous said...

I found the link. I was mistaken about finding it on youtube. Here is the link:
http://www.drhawass.com/blog/zahi-hawass-reveals-glimpse-latest-discoveries-egypt-film

I can't wait till they open it up. The sooner the better.

Fred said...

this is nonsens from Hawass,er is no room after the secret doors,zo er is no Cleopatra finding to Alexandrie.
Dis is for reclame for hemself,hy is super horning for hemself!

greetings from fred sierevogel from holland

Anonymous said...

Aha, and how can you be that sure, Fred?
Maybe there's nothing, and yes, Zahi can be a little sensationalistic from times to times.
Still, the outlook of that robot climbing into a shaft that has been closed for 4500 years is fascinating to me - bear in mind that the Khufu pyramid is one of the world's best "known" monuments

Shemsu Sesen said...

I think the one thing we can all agree on is that he is building anticipation.

Hmmm...

Wonder if that is a coincidence?!

William said...

Is there a 3D drawing of the pyramid that shows where the robot will be exploring, so we can have a frame of reference?

Ann said...

A quick update: Dr Zahi stated in his lecture at Indianapolis stated that:

The 'Leeds' robot is in the field - not just testing anymore - since last week. He also mentions a 'major breakthrough' on July 31th.

(According to Keith Payne's summary of the lecture on Heritage Key. Some more snippets of information on both robots in the interview with Dr Zahi)