This week's free picture

In all the years we have visited the pyramids, there was only one occasion when the entrance to the Descending Passage was not closed. We took immediate advantage of the fact and soon found ourselves in the chamber at the bottom of the pyramid. The railing surrounds a shaft that was dug to a depth of 12 feet but then abandoned and the unfinished state of the chamber shows how the pyramid builders changed their plans.

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