"Hawass' response: Dear Larry, "The Osiris shaft is a shaft that is located underneath the causeway of the pyramid of Khefra.
When we discovered it, the shaft was filled with water.
This room was in a far better condition than the bottom of the shaft, which was intentionally left to be littered with rubbish.
Whilst we were going into our Time Gate night in the great pyramid, in early March, we were accompanied by the inspector, one of the first under the chain of command of Dr. I spoke to him regarding the "well shaft" in the causeway, and that Dr.
Hawass had made the discovery of the century, I asked when his book would be ready, the inspector was surprised, he told me :not many people know that he is writing a book", and then asked whose sarcophagus Dr..
Additionally, during the dig, it was rumored that the Giza plateau was closed to the public, guarded by both U. Thus far, no outside entities, including historians and archaeologists, have been permitted to inspect the Osiris tomb, the Egyptian authorities citing that the Osiris tomb was “closed due to dangerous instabilities in the chamber ceiling” or high water levels, a move that supports the idea that there is something unusual about this tomb that Hawass wants to keep secret."I have found a shaft, going 29 meters [95 feet, approximately] vertically down into the ground, exactly halfway between the Chefren Pyramid and the Sphinx.
At the bottom, which was filled with water, we have found a burial chamber with four pillars.
In the middle is a large granite sarcophagus which I expect to be the grave of Osiris, the god,"11/05/01: Larry asks:"I would like to know more about the tomb of Osiris.Specifically: You know it is Osiris' tomb as it is written on the four stelae that he ordered this tomb to be excavated for him. Also, how is the excavation of the two tunnels that lead off from the burial chamber going?Several artifacts were reportedly found about the chamber, but a list was never released to the public.Later, in an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian, Hawass said that the artifacts retrieved dated the lower tomb, the so-called Osiris tomb, to the New Kingdom, around 1550 BC. and Egyptian armies placed on high alert while this excavation was going on?Then a report released in 2003 by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority stated that the tunnels leading away from the tomb actually went nowhere, a view that was challenged by a group of Egyptologists in the September/October 2000 issue of Archaeology magazine. Surely, they were not mobilized just to deter thieves from raiding the tomb.Surprisingly, neither Hawass nor any of his associates have ever responded to the charges that the tunnels do indeed proceed farther along under the Giza plateau, a silence that was very much out of character. This was an unprecedented move, for never before were American and Egyptian armies mobilized to protect an archaeological excavation, which suggests that more is going on here than the Egyptian authorities are willing to admit.