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Pyramids: Secret Chambers Revealed - Region 2 National Geographic

Pyramids: Secret Chambers Revealed - Region 2 National Geographic
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Manufacturer: National Geographic
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“Archaeologists penetrate a 4,500-year-old blocked shaft, only to find another stone blocking their way....”

Noted Egyptologist Dr Zahi Al-Hawass showcases the most up-to-date archaeological work going on in Egypt and reveals new discoveries that may shed light on some of the most enduring mysteries of the pyramids.

  • Experience the thrill of discovery as archaeologists pull back the veil of mystery that has cloaked Egypt's mighty pyramids for 45 centuries!
  • Travel deep into the Great Pyramid to witness a specially-designed robot reveal what lay beyond a blocking stone in the Great Pyramid's mysterious southern shaft.
  • Feel the anticipation and excitement as Egypt's oldest intact sarcophagus is unsealed on camera for the first time.
  • And join researchers as they unearth fascinating new clues about the culture that built the pyramids.

Inside the Great Pyramid are two chambers, one know as the King’s Chamber and the other as the Queen’s Chamber. From the north and south walls of each of these chambers emanate small channels or shafts.

Those from the King’s Chamber piece the pyramid all the way to the outside, but those in the Queen’s Chamber stop some 65 meters within the core of the monument.

The Great Pyramid shaft has been blocked for centuries by a chunk of limestone that has copper handles and may have been wedged into the shaft by pyramid builders after they used it as a polishing tool.

Dr Hawass uses a robot to peer into a narrow shaft that opens into the Queen's Chamber of the Great Pyramid. Within the shaft Hawass found another stone block, possibly a door. The robot sent a camera through a small hole drilled in the block only to encounter another stone blocking the way.

"What we have found is totally unique within the world of Egyptology," Hawass said. "There is nothing to compare it to, as these passages are not in any other pyramids, with or without doors. The presence of a second door only deepens the intrigue surrounding the Great Pyramid."

This documentary won a Platinum Award at Promax & BDA 2003

Produced by National Geographic.

ITEM SPECIFICATION

Region:             Region 0 (region-free)

Video format:     PAL

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Language:         English

Subtitles:          None

Screen size:      Full screen (4:3 aspect ratio)

Duration:           90 mins approx

 

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