Giza Plateau

Hongkonger sheds light on mystery pyramid numbers

Mysterious red hieroglyphs painted in a shaft in the Great Pyramid of Giza are likely to be engineering measurements for the building of a secret chamber, according to the Hong Kong founder of an international team exploring the shaft.

Monday, 13 June, 2011, 12:00am

Great Pyramid of Giza

Ancient wonder

There are 138 pyramids in Egypt. The most famous one is the Pyramid of Khufu. It is also called the Pyramid of Cheops and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Giza is a place near Cairo, the capital city of Egypt.

5 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Mighty monuments

Qin's Terracotta Army

In 1974, farmers digging a new water well in Xian, Shanxi province , discovered a buried treasure. They dug up large terracotta statues created during the time of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang.

Qin was born in 260 BC. When he was 21 years old, he killed the king who had been ruling in his name and took control.

12 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Ancient Egypt

1 At what age did Tutankhamen become ruler of Egypt, according to most Egyptologists?

2 In which three cities would you find the Ancient Egyptian obelisks known as Cleopatra's Needles?

3 In Egyptology, what was the significance of the Rosetta Stone, discovered in 1799?

4 The Egyptian god Horus had the head of which animal?

27 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

HK's great pyramid scheme

Team gets the go-ahead to use a Mars-inspired robot to try to unravel one of ancient Egypt's deepest secrets

A joint expedition to unravel one of the biggest mysteries of ancient Egypt, using technology developed in Hong Kong, has been approved by Cairo's guardian of the pharaohs' treasures.

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am


1 Which country attracted the most visitors in 2004?

2 What unit of currency is used in Egypt, Cyprus and Syria?

3 According to the World Tourism Organisation, how many kilometres does a person have to travel for recreation to be considered a tourist?

4 In which Italian city was explorer Marco Polo born?

5 Where is Michelangelo's David?

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am


Treks In A Wild World: Trekking In Egypt

World, 8pm

20 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

It's still a wonder how the ancients ever built it

The Great Pyramid of Giza

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Built about 2560 BC

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the grandfather of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is the oldest, the biggest and the only one still standing today.

4 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Tomb saver

(SCMP; September 5, 2002)

By Desiree Au

Zahi Hawass sees people. Dead people. As National Geographic's explorer-in-residence and director of Egypt's Giza Pyramids Excavation, the archaeologist has spent the past 32 years staring into the faces of mummies, skeletons and corpses found inside one of the greatest wonders of the world.

27 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

When one door opens ?

Hong Kong TV viewers woke up yesterday to witness a historic moment when Egyptian archaeologist Dr Zahi Hawass (left) opened the door of a mysterious shaft in Giza's Great Pyramid to reveal a 4,000-year-old secret - another door.

18 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

New insight into ancient civilisation

The Great Pyramid of Khufu is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and it is a wonder how this magnificent pyramid was built.

The pyramid is formed by 2.3 million blocks of stone, and has lost little of its original height of 146 metres and 230-metre width.

So how was such an impressive pyramid built 4,500 years ago?

7 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

A curse on you

Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass (above) is to put a curse on us all the way from Giza when he opens a mysterious shaft inside Khufu's Great Pyramid on September 17.

4 Sep 2002 - 12:00am


Secrets Of The Pyramids

World, 1.10am

26 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Spruced-up Sphinx can help revitalise ailing industry

For 4,500 years the formidable Great Sphinx of Giza, probably the world's best known relic, has guarded the ancient pyramids.

23 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

The Sphinx's hidden message

THIS has been keeping me awake at nights so it might as well worry you as well.

I have been reading a book by one Graham Hancock called Fingerprints Of The Gods. The title and the design of the cover are clearly intended to appeal to fans of that genre pioneered by Erik von Daniken in which ancient artifacts and ruins are scrutinised for evidence of visiting spacemen.

14 Jan 1996 - 12:00am