One of the greatest stories in Egyptology in recent years unfolded in 2008 when a previously unknown cave complex was discovered beneath the very shadow of the Great Pyramid on Giza's famous plateau. The furore it caused quickly escalated into an unprecedented media circus, involving dramatic claims and counter claims, a TV reality show ("Chasing Mummies") and feverish on-site explorations, all thanks to the involvement of Dr Zahi Hawass, Egypt's Minister of Antiquities.
Now the full story is revealed in a compelling new DVD, which features interviews with key figures behind the caves' discovery, including Andrew Collins, Nigel Skinner-Simpson and Rodney Hale, as well as reconstructions of events, unseen footage of the caves, and a complete account of how the complex was found, and what exactly this might mean to the evolution of the Giza pyramid field.
They find no entrance to hidden realms here, although simple survey lines projected on to the plateau by technical engineer Rodney Hale hint that this site has a much greater significance.
Using Salt's own notes and hand-drawn plan, Nigel painstakingly reconstructs the explorer's excavations at Giza and finally realises that the location of the cave entrance is the Tomb of the Birds!
With this new knowledge, the team return to Giza and on March 3rd, 2008, finally locate the concealed entrance to what every other Egyptologist and explorer had missed for nearly 200 years - the lost caves of Giza!
what do the caves mean? Are they the entrance to the lost Hall of Records? Do
they go all the way to the Second Pyramid - the legendary site of the Tomb of
Hermes, Egypt's traditional founder of civilization? Do they contain the original
Emerald Tablet, said to have been buried with Hermes? Do they preserve the memory
of a structure known as the Green Chamber, on the walls of which are written the
originals of the pyramid texts?
On the postcard's reverse is Andrew's monumental announcement of the caves' discovery made by email to John van Auken, the director of the team's sponsor, the Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.), on March 04, 2008, the day after they first entered the complex:
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Single copy: U.K. -£13.99 (with postage and packing £15)
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of the World-£13.99 (with postage and packing £18.00)
Watch also the original Giza Cave World Rediscovered video created in 2009