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ROBOTS EMPLOYED FOR PYRAMID SEARCH
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[ October 11th 2005 ]

Archaeologists are set to employ the latest in robotic technology to scale two narrow shafts inside The Great Pyramid on the outskirts of Cairo in the hope of discovering an ancient burial chamber previously untouched by man. The robot - designed by Singapore University - will drill through an existing hole in a chamber deep inside the 4,500-year-old Pharaonic mausoleum.

According to Reuters, the shafts were last probed in September 2002, when a robot drilled a hole through one of the stone panels to reveal a small empty space at the end of which lay another panel, which appeared cracked and fragile. "It's very important to reveal the mystery of the pyramid. Science in archaeology is very important. People all over the world are waiting to solve this mystery," Zahi Hawass told Reuters.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the World. A part of the Giza pyramid complex, it is arguably the most recognizable structure ever built on Earth and possibly the most intriguing as well. (Wikipedia)

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