Friday, 28 January 2011

Architect 'discovers new rooms' in Khufu pyramid

French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin unveiled in Paris on Thursday the existence of two hidden and so far unknown rooms in Egypt's Great Pyramid. No one had ever suspected the existence of any such rooms.

But in his many visits to Khufu’s king’s chamber, Houdin noticed that one stone element in the burial room was not supporting any weight and therefore had once been a passage.

According to funeral rites of ancient Egypt, kings would be buried with all their belongings in close proximity. In other pyramids these items are situated in a room adjacent to the burial room.

Read more: NTD Television

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