Egyptian pyramids carbon dating
Offenders face up to three years in prison as penalty.
In 2016 a teenage tourist was banned from visiting Egypt for life after posting photos and videos on social media of his illicit climb.
The pyramids of Giza are mostly solid masses of stone with very little to be found inside.
Like many ancient Egyptian pyramids, those of Khafre and Menkaure have passageways at their base that lead to small subterranean burial chambers underneath each pyramid.
Also nearby were subsidiary pyramids used for the burials of other members of the royal family.
Historians continue to debate about the ancient Egyptians’ use of the pyramid form for the royal tombs at Giza and in funerary sites elsewhere.
Several theories have been proposed about what the form represents: the pyramid may function as a stairway for the pharaoh’s ka to reach the heavens, it could refer to the ancient mound of creation, or it might symbolize sunrays spreading to the earth.
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