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The Cheops pyramid, at more than 137 meters (originally 146,5) is the biggest of the three main pyramids which rise from the plateau of Giza.

Of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the pyramid of Cheops is the only one which has withstood time. Its builders, in the time of the Old Kingdom, worked with amazing precision; the base, with a length of 230 meters, is oriented exactly to the north.

Generations of experts from all over the world have investigated the complex system of tombs inside the pyramid.

On the 22nd of March 1993 the German Engineer Rudolf Gantenbrink made a sensational discovery in the south shaft of the of the tomb known as the Queen's Chamber. The camera of the mini-robot "Upuaut 2", Gantenbrink's own construction, captured the image of a stone seal, secured with two copper rivets.

On the 17th of September 2002, the Egyptologist Zahi Hawass continued the exploration of the south shaft with the "Pyramid Rover", another mini-robot. It was able to determine the thickness of the stone seal using ultrasonic and to drill through it. It then explored the cavity behind it using an endoscopic camera. The result was disillusioning: behind the stone seal the shaft continued some 20 to 40 centimeters and ended with another stone seal, perhaps another "door".

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