Man undertakes wingsuit dive at unprecedented proximity to Giza’s Pyramids

It's a fresh new POV on ancient history.

  • This wingsuit dive will give you a whole new perspective on ancient history
  • And this video will show you the Pyramids of Giza like never before
  • They’re almost close enough to touch it

Published on Feb 7, 2024 at 8:22PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Feb 7, 2024 at 8:22PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis

If you’re looking for a fresh POV on ancient history you’ll love this video of an epic wingsuit dive, which sees the pilots zooming past the Pyramids of Giza.

Adrenaline junkies Fred Fugen, Vincent Cotte and Mike Swanson enjoy a view that few get to see.

Their new Red Bull wingsuits see them getting up close and personal with one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

READ MORE! Japan’s ancient underwater ‘pyramid’ is the ultimate puzzle

And you can catch it in this amazing video.

They soar past the Egyptian monuments at such proximity they’re close enough to reach out and touch the Pyramid of Khafre.

Talk about a way look at history!

And its seems they’re not the only extreme-sports fans to head to Giza.

Yanis Terzis filmed himself sailing over the Giza pyramids and his aerial footage captured hieroglyphs and carvings on top.

Its meaning and origins are a mystery – but there are theories.

With stones hoisted in place around 4,500 years ago – it seems these carvings are a little more recent.

In fact, a discovery from space recently showed how the pyramids were built.

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 and reveal its secrets with hidden footage.

Various archaeological digs have explored the Great Pyramid of Giza, reaching the Queen’s Chamber.

Those missions, found a narrow shaft hidden behind a false wall.

The narrow passageway climbs upwards at a 40-degree angle into the pyramid.

However nobody had been able to reach where that shaft led – and multiple attempts at exploration had damaged it.

But Rob Richardson, Professor of Robotics at Leeds, and his small team accepted the challenge in 2010.

The gauntlet was thrown down by by Hong Kong dentist and inventor, Dr. Tze Chuen Ng.

He wanted someone to design and build a robot to navigate the shaft and reach the pyramid beyond.

And while it took the UK-based scientist almost five years – they managed it.

The exclusive footage reveals 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.

While it was unable to get past it – that knowledge itself is valuable – it’s throught it could provide access to a burial tomb.

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