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One of World's Seven Wonders Stands a Bit Askew

Engineer speculates Egyptians plotted out pyramids on grid to achieve precision

(Newser) - Scientists scanning and mapping the Giza pyramids say they've discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the world's Seven Wonders, is a bit lopsided. And really, just a bit. The pyramid's exact size has stumped experts for centuries, as the "more than 21... More »

Teen Illegally Scales Egypt's Great Pyramid

Andrej Ciesielski has the photos to prove it, though cops tried to delete them

(Newser) - "I can't describe it in words … It was really unbelievable for me. It was absolutely amazing." That's how 18-year-old Andrej Ciesielski describes his incredible, yet illegal, climb to the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza in broad daylight on Jan. 18. The German tourist,... More »

Egyptians Head to Polls for Election, Part 2

Historically conservative regions vote today

(Newser) - Egyptians headed to the polls for the second of their three-phase election today, with the likelihood that the Islamists would pull ahead even further. Islamist parties had a strong showing in Egypt's first round of polling, and the regions voting today—which include Giza, Luxor, Aswan, and Ismailia—historically... More »

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