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Man paragliding over the pyramids captures what’s written on the top

Nobody knows what the carvings mean, or why or how they got there.
  • Yanis Terzis filmed himself sailing over the Giza pyramids
  • The aerial footage captured hieroglyphs and carvings on top
  • Its meaning and origins are a mystery – but there are theories

Published on Mar 3, 2024 at 12:27PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Mar 25, 2024 at 2:50PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis

You’d expect to be awestruck when paragliding over the pyramids in Egypt, but adrenaline junkie Yanis Terzis, saw something he hadn’t expected.

Carvings in the stone can be seen right at the very top.

However, rather than ancient messages carved into the stone as it was hoisted in place around 4,500 years ago, it seems they’re a little more recent.

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According to Reddit, rather than carvings that have weathered a desert climate for millenia, it’s graffiti “written by people who climbed the pyramids” more recently.

Rules and regulations are now in place to protect one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

“The graffiti pre-dates the rules set in place against climbing,” one commenter on X eplained.

These only officially came into effect in November 2019.

The penalty is at least one month’s imprisonment and/or a fine between EGP 10,000 ($620) and EGP 100,000 ($6,200). 

A robot inside the Great Pyramid has also been able to go where humans can’t reach, revealing its secrets with exclusive footage.

The ‘bot effectively opened up a window 4,500 years into the past of the tomb of pharaoh Khufu, who ruled during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom.

The video revealed a small, hidden chamber with markings in intricate colors on the floor.

The film that the camera from the robot sent back revealed a second blocking stone – and now scientists can make plans to reveal what’s behind it.

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