Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid

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Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid

Post by FarleyFlavors » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:12 pm

Showing on Channel 5 (UK) this Saturday (8th) at 2000.

"A look at the race to preserve the Step Pyramid at Saqqara after the ceiling was found to be in imminent danger of collapse, threatening the future of the site."

I haven't seen this before - I think this is the first terrestrial showing, but it's actually from 2013.




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Re: Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid

Post by Horus » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:23 pm

Yes it has been shown before, but it is a very interesting programme thanks for posting. :up
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Re: Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid

Post by newcastle » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:58 pm

I vaguely recall this.....wasn’t there quite a scandal over the botched earlier attempts? And wasn’t Hawass involved?

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Re: Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid

Post by Horus » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:46 pm

Hawas is involved in this one and as far as I know this repair went according to plan, having said that he had no involvement in the physical side he was just posing as usual. :roll: The technique they used after the air/water bag support was a techinque that is well known in the gold and copper mining industry and a tried and tested way of stabilising fractured rock underground.
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Re: Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid

Post by A-Four » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:56 am

Peter James of Cintec International and his team have now completed their work in Egypt. This team have worked on a number of such emergency projects, including Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey and The White House, each successful project worthy of a T.V. documentary.

Mr James now back in Newport, Wales has made a number of comments regarding this recent project, a couple of which I am certain will not be included in any future program. One that may, is that he saw this project as similar to a huge game of Kerplunk, and that quite often he thought the whole structure would come down.

I will not write any more in case this program at the week end is an up-date of the now completed work, as I do not want to spoil what will be quite interesting and entertaining, also including some new archeological info. :wi .

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