EXPLORATION - PART 1
IS THIS PHOTO A PICTURE OF A DOOR TO A HIDDEN CHAMBER IN THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA?
photo - copyright Rudolf Gantenbrink
In 1993, Rudolf Gantenbrink from Germany used a miniature robot with a camera to explore the airshafts leading out of the King's and Queen's chamber. The airshafts from the King's chamber were found to exit to the outside of the pyramid. Where the Queen's chamber airshafts leads to has not been found. It was not known if they reached the surface of the pyramid or ended somewhere else. The cost of this robot was about 1/4 of a million dollars.
Using this robot, Gantenbrink positioned the small robot in the small airshaft of the southern end of the Queen's chamber, and moved it up the airshaft. The airshafts are only about 9 inches square thus the need for a miniature robot with a camera. As the robot proceeded deeper and deeper into the airshaft, it finally came to the end of its journey. It had traveled about 200 feet into the shaft. It had made an amazing discovery. It did not lead to the outside. The camera was being monitored in the queen's chamber by Gantenbrink. This is what he saw. There at the end of the shaft, he was looking at a small door complete with copper handles. He also noticed that there was a little gap under the door. It was too small for the robot to go under or for the camera to look under. This was an incredible discovery to say the least. Was a hidden chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza finally found?
UNUSUAL ITEMS FOUND IN THE GREAT PYRAMID
Since the1800's several very interesting items have been found in the great pyramid of Giza. In the history article on our web site, we mentioned a discovery made by Colonel Vyse in 1836. He discovered and removed a flat iron plate about 12" by 4" and 1/8" thick from a joint in the masonry at the point where the southern airshaft from the King's chamber exits the pyramid. Engineers agree that this plate was left in the joint during the building of the pyramid and could not have been inserted afterwards. What happened to this plate and has it been tested? Colonel Vyse sent the plate to the British Museum. The plate was examined by the famous Sir Flinders Petrie in 1881. He felt it was genuine and stated "no reasonable doubt can therefore exist about its being a really genuine piece".
In 1989 it was subjected to scientific analysis. The tests were done by Dr. Jones in the mineral resources engineering department at Imperial College and Dr. El Gayer in the department of petroleum and mining at the Suez University. They utilized both chemical and optical tests. One hypothesis was that the metal may have come from a meteorite. It have been well documented that primitive and stone age peoples have used meteorite iron for implements, etc. They were able to make crude iron implements from the meteorite iron well before the iron age. In fact, wrapped in King Tut's mummy was a dagger made of meteorite iron. How do we know if the iron is from a meteorite or made by man? We can determine this from the iron's nickel content. Meteorite iron has a higher value than the iron found on earth. The analysis of the metal plate yielded the following: "the iron plate from Giza is clearly not of meteoritic origin, since it contains only a trace of nickel". Further analysis revealed that it had traces of gold on its surface, maybe once gold plated. Drs. Jones and Gayer concluded the following:
"It is concluded, on the basis of the present investigation, that the iron plate is very ancient. Furthermore, the metallurgical evidence supports the archeological evidence which suggests that the plate was incorporated within the pyramid at the time that structure was being built.
Right: PHOTO OF THE IRON PLATE FOUND
As we mentioned, the finding of this iron plate may cause us to change the date of the iron age by 2000 years. Also how is this metal plate related to the door with copper handles that was discovered in the airshaft of the Queen's chamber? Drs. Jones and Gayer thought this plate might be a fragment from a larger piece which fitted over the mouth of the air shaft.
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