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Mysterious doors in Great Pyramid of Giza hiding ‘secrets’ to be unlocked for first time

Gerrard Kaonga

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Mysterious doors in Great Pyramid of Giza hiding ‘secrets’ to be unlocked for first time

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Ancient Egypt has remained one of the most fascinating periods of time for archeologists, and one hopes to now reveal some of its hidden secrets connected to the pyramids.

The former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs of Egypt, Zahi Hawass, has excitedly outlined his hopes for an upcoming expedition deeper into the pyramids in Giza.

Seemingly tapping into his inner Rick O'Connell, Hawass has said he hopes to uncover the secrets within the Pyramid of Khufu.

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Speaking to The US Sun, he detailed that there were a series of doors that are difficult to access and no one knows essentially where they go.

He noted that while he had already made discoveries inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu, it only left him with more questions that needed answers.

“I think, until now, the secret doors that I found inside the Great Pyramid are really a discovery that needs many questions and many answers,” he told the publication.

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"Inside the Great Pyramid, I found the so-called three doors. One on the south entrance of the second chamber that has two copper handles.

Zahi Hawass said there were a series of doors that are difficult to access and no one knows essentially where they go. Credit: AMIR MAKAR/AFP via Getty Images
Zahi Hawass said there were a series of doors that are difficult to access and no one knows essentially where they go. Credit: AMIR MAKAR/AFP via Getty Images

“Twenty-one centimeters behind that one we found a second one and in the northern tunnel, we found the third door with two copper handles.

"On December 5th I'm leading a team, to see, to discover, and to answer the questions about these doors."

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Hawass has previously written about the fascination surrounding the pyramids and insisted the Khufu pyramid remains popular to archeologists due to its very complex interior.

Speaking of his upcoming December 5th Hollywood-worthy adventure, he said the discovery of more doors or passages could help give a greater understanding of the purposes surrounding the pyramids interior design.

“We are planning to clean the south shaft from outside to learn if it does open to the outside,” he said.

The Khufu pyramid remains popular to archeologists due to its very complex interior. Credit: DEA / W. BUSS/De Agostini via Getty Images
The Khufu pyramid remains popular to archeologists due to its very complex interior. Credit: DEA / W. BUSS/De Agostini via Getty Images
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“If it does, then it is possible that it was a symbolic door for the king to use in crossing to the Netherworld.

“If it is sealed, we have to return to the Westcar Papyri and read how Khufu was looking for the documents of the god Thoth to help him with the design of his pyramid.

“Only further research into the shafts can reveal their function, solving one of the many mysteries of the Great Pyramid."

We can only hope that the famed archeologist doesn’t stumble upon any flesh-eating scarabs. All the best to him.

Topics: News, World News

Gerrard Kaonga
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