Hussein Abdel Basir denies existence of burial chamber at Pyramid of Cheops

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Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 02:26 GMT

FILE - The Great Pyramids of Giza

FILE - The Great Pyramids of Giza

CAIRO – 16 March 2021: Egyptologist and Director of the Museum of Antiquities of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Hussein Abdel-Basir commented on the findings of Egyptologist Chris Naunton.

 

 

Naunton stated that some believe a burial chamber exists inside the Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), and that it is incomplete, deserted, and may have been Khufu’s final resting place. However, Abdel Bassir said this is uncertain and is not based on evidence.

 

 

Abdel Basir explained that Chris Naunton does not specialize in the pyramids, has not studied them adequately, and does not know their secrets, stressing that Naunton might have said this baseless information to get media attention and create controversy, since the pyramid is the seventh wonder of the world.

 

 

According to The Daily Express, Chris Naunton suggested that some structural elements in the Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) in Giza may help obtain new information about the construction processes in ancient Egypt.

 

 

“I think the pyramid was initially designed to have an underground room, but then the modifications that we see were made, where it was decided that the burial chamber be inside the pyramid and not under the surface of the earth,” said Naunton, according to Russia Today’s report.

 

 

“I thought at the beginning that the construction of the room was not completed, because it had lost the purpose of its construction after the modifications made to the plan,” added Naunton, giving an explanation indicating that ancient Egyptians intended for some reason to leave such sites unfinished.

 

 

“The construction of the Egyptian architectural monuments took a long period of time, and sometimes the pharaoh would die suddenly, and another came after him, to start a new construction process, and the previous site was demolished or built on top of it, and I think ancient Egyptians did not worry about the incompletion of the construction,” stated Naunton.

 

 

He added that the pyramids builders did not have any advanced technology and that their engineering achievements were based on the efforts of a large number of people, who used simple mechanisms in their work.

 

 

 

 

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