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Discovered: Secret of Pyramids' Construction

In a word, water

(Newser) - When you picture Egypt's pyramids rising over the country's sands, your vision likely doesn't include water. It should, according to a new study published online Tuesday. University of Amsterdam researchers found that ancient Egyptians employed what calls a "clever trick" to facilitate the pyramids'...

4,600-Year-Old 'Mystery' Pyramid Excavated

Fallen structure may reveal ancient power shift in Egypt

(Newser) - Archaeologists have excavated a 4,600-year-old pyramid in southern Egypt that was hidden under a pile of sand, waste, and its own remains, and come to a simple conclusion: They don't know what it's for. They do know the Edfu pyramid once stood 43 feet high and was...

Ancient Pyramid Torn Down by Developers: Peru

Firms face criminal charges

(Newser) - Peruvian authorities say a pair of real-estate developers have ruined a 4,000-year-old pyramid, and they're facing criminal charges, the BBC reports. "Irreparable damage" was done to the 20-foot-high pyramid, says an archeologist. The El Paraiso complex, near Lima, had 12 pyramids; the companies tried to tear down...

Team Digs Up Mexican Pyramid's First Offerings

Ornate stone mask, pots, and bones found at temple's base

(Newser) - Archaeologists have unearthed what they believe are the original offerings that Mexico's Pyramid of the Sun was built upon. The team from the nation's National Institute of Anthropology and history found the very center of the ancient Teotihuacan structure by digging extensions off an old tunnel dug by...

Robot to Explore Secret Pyramid Passageway

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Robot to Explore Secret Pyramid Passageway

'Djedi Rover' aims to find out where mysterious tunnel leads

(Newser) - A high-tech robot is setting out to solve one of the Great Pyramid of Giza’s long-standing puzzles. Armed with a drill, a snaking camera, and other state-of-the-art bells and whistles, the “Djedi Rover” will scamper up the mysterious 8-inch tunnels in the Pyramid of Khufu’s so-called “...

Nicolas Cage Buys Pyramid-Shape Tomb

Wait, isn't he broke?

(Newser) - Oh, Nicolas Cage…when will you learn? Your castle-buying habit already got you in massive debt, so you go out and purchase a pyramid? The good news: It’s not an actual pyramid, just a 9-foot-tall tomb shaped like one…which he won’t use until he’s one day...

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