Secret Gates of Giza Pyramid to Open in 2012_Featured_, Archaeology Tuesday, December 13th, 2011
A British company called the ‘Djedi’ Expedition says that they will resume work exploring a shaft in the Great Pyramid in 2012 while the Arab Spring has subsided. They want to solve a mystery that has persisted since 1872.
The British robot, Scoutek UK had started exploring near the gates in 2011 and photographed it using what they call a ‘micro snake’ robot. The work was halted after the Arab uprising.
In the meantime the British team has been upgrading their robot while waiting for exploration permits to be reissued.
Expedition leader, Shaun Whitehead said, “The main plan is to carefully survey and document the shafts, to gather as much information as possible to allow archaeologists to determine their purpose. We also still plan to look beyond the blocking stones at the ends of the shafts, if it is safe and practical to do so.”
In 1872 four shafts were found in the Great Pyramid and archaeologists have been perplexed about their purpose ever since. Rudolph Gatenbrink and his robot, “Upaut” explored one of the shafts as was discussed in the groundbreaking book, The Orion Mystery which dates the pyramid using the Earth’s rotational precession.
Another theory is that the pyramid was used to generate power and the shafts played a role as exposed in the Christopher Dunn book, The Giza Power Plant.