to Wisam Mohammed and Alfredo Lissoni for this story.)
Take this story with a grain of salt, readers.
Mysterious dead bodies have been turning up in the Great Pyramid since
Abdullah Al-Mamun first broke into the structure way back in 813 A.D.
Abdullah, who was the son of the famous caliph, Haroun Al-Raschid, hired
a crew of Egyptians who laboriously bored a hole right through the
According to author Peter Tompkins,
"Some Arabian authors have reported
that Al-Mamun found in the sarcophagus a stone statue in the shape of a
man. They say that within the statue lay a body wearing a breastplate of
gold set with precious stones, an invaluable sword on his chest, and a
carbuncle ruby on his head the size of an egg, which shone as with the
light of day."
See Secrets of the Great Pyramid by Peter Tompkins, Harper and Row, New York, N.Y., 1971, page 15.
On the other hand, there have been a lot of strange goings-on at the
Great Pyramid since 1996, including secret UNESCO teams visiting,
unmarked military vehicles and black helicopters seen at Giza, and the
recent round of heavy construction.. It's anyone's guess what is really
going on out there.