Last secret doors of Great Pyramid to be opened in 2012

THE secret gates at the heart of the Great Pyramid may be opened for the first time in 2012, a British robot company believes - solving a mystery that has puzzled archaeologists since 1872. Scoutek UK had already begun exploring behind the gates earlier this year - and produced the first-ever images from behind the gates using a 'micro snake robot. But the exploration was halted by the recent unrest in Egypt. Expedition leader Shaun Whitehead said, 'I have no doubt we can complete our work in 2012. Egypts Supreme Council of Antiquities stopped granting permits for research such as the Djedi robotic exploration of the Great Pyramid. But it has recently started granting permits again. MO

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