Monday, December 12, 2011

The Great Pyramid's secret doors in 2012

Discovery News (Rossella Lorenzi)

Will the mystery over the Great Pyramid's secret doors be solved in 2012?

I dare say yes. After almost two decades of failed attempts, chances are now strong that researchers will reveal next year what lies behind the secret doors at the heart of Egypt's most magnificent pyramid.

New revelations on the enduring mystery were already expected this year, following a robot exploration of the 4,500-year-old pharaonic mausoleum.

But unrest in Egypt froze the project at its most promising stage, after it produced the first ever images behind one of the Great Pyramid's mysterious doors.

Now the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), once led by the controversial yet charismatic Zahi Hawass, is slowly returning to granting permits for excavations and archaeological research.


AliceG said...

Yippee! Finally, maybe!

Stuart Tyler said...

Agreed Alice, but what a shame it would be if there is nothing there.

I look forward to the results though and hope we find something which may in some way provide us with new knowledge.


AliceG said...

Oh, shucks! Nothing there? Didn't they already find the glyphs on the floor? Glyphs are better than nothing. That's more knowledge. Wouldn't that be the very best hidden treasure of all! Another piece of the puzzle.

Anonymous said...

I think we're putting too much emphasis on the QC shaft and missing out on other intriguing theories. Personally I'd like to see some follow-up (and strictly non-drilling / non-destructive) study on:

(1) The potential East-West passage system running under the QC suggested by the gravimetric analysis (or was it ground penetrating radar?) by Dormion.

(2) The internal ramp theory and 2 'red-pyramid-like' chambers proposed by Houdin.

While we're at it, I've a hunch there's a 3rd chamber in the Bent Pyramid (perhaps above the vertical blind shaft in the lower chamber?) and, also, one to the west of Chephren's main chamber.

I do recommend, however, we don't get carried away and start drilling all over. Much as I'd love the discovery of an old kingdom undisturbed chamber ... if we listened to every theory/hypothesis that's out there the Great Pyramid would soon start looking like the inside of a Gruyere cheese.