Monday, January 28, 2008

Daily Photo - The northern shaft at the Pyramid of Khufu

More entertaining and unusual photos from Fred Sierevogel, with my thanks. Fred calls this set of photos "The Mankiller" - the north shaft of the King's Chamber in the pyramid of Khufu. The outlet is at 83 metres high. The last of the photographs shows Ulrich Kapp squeezing through the opening of the upper northern shaft (not for the claustraphobic!). The story of the investigation of the air shafts is shown on the Upuaut Project website. There are no photographs but the site specializes in rather fine diagrams and architectural drawings of the shafts - it makes good use of CAD too.

Don't forget - I am always on the look out for photographs for the blog. If you have any that you would like to share with this blog's visitors please email ( or add a comment. I won't be blogging tomorrow, but a new set of photographs will be posted as from Wednesday.

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