Aug 2

Under The Giza Plateau: Exploring The Astonishing Osiris Shaft

If you travel to the Giza plateau, you should know that there are many incredible things to explore, in addition to the three main pyramids.

One such fantastic feature is the so-called Tomb of Osiris, or commonly referred to as the Osiris Shaft.

Located beneath the stone causeway of the Pyramid of Khafre, this enigmatic tomb is a mysterious structure composed of various intricately carved levels beneath the surface.

Despite the fact that its existence has been known for a few years, it wasn’t until recently that the structure was adequately excavated and documented.

In ancient times, the shaft was used by people as a swimming hole since it was filled with water.

Selim Hassan and his team were one of the first to explore the shaft in the 1930‘s, but it wasn’t until 1999 when the structure was fully excavated by Zahi Hawass. By 1999 the water levels at the Giza plateau had lowered to the point that a detailed excavation was possible.

4 Responses to “Under The Giza Plateau: Exploring The Astonishing Osiris Shaft”

  1. Brian L

    Life in our time is crazy enough…..yet they managed to construct something “timeless” to tell us ‘something’…..5000 years ago…… I wanna know what’s up with the shafts… way they constructed them through solid sandstone stack upon stack without a reason we don’t understand…..

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