The Giza Death Star Revisited: A New Steemit Novel Chapter 49

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The Giza Death Star Revisited: A Novel Based on the Work of Joseph P. Farrell


©2017 by Carl Joseph DeMarco




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Chapter 49

“And here we see what is, perhaps, the most ambitious effort in Egyptology in almost a century. Through generous grants from the Rockefellers, a team of archaeologists and engineers are restoring the Great Pyramid of Khufu to its original state.”

The tour guide paused briefly in the King’s Chamber, where the bulk of the work was going on, for the tourists to take a gander.

“Working for many years, a team of German engineers working in South America developed a method for making synthetic stone, in this case granite. When it is hard and dry it will be indistinguishable from the native material and have many of the same properties. Compare the restored version of the sarcophagus before you with the way it was found. For those not familiar with it, you can use the photograph to the left.”

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Said sarcophagus in the King's Chamber

“Amazing.” “Remarkable.” “You can’t even tell.”

“Indeed,” the guide agreed. “We expect to have it completed by 2014, along with the exterior casing stones you saw outside.”

All around the tourists, workmen were moving in large bags of synthetic stone mix, others were carefully mixing it, while still others applied the stuff under the careful supervision of the engineers and archaeologists.

One of the tourists raised her hand. “What’s in all those crates along the wall?”

The tour guide, slightly surprised, turned to have a look. “Ah. Probably some equipment and supplies they need for the final phase of work.” He smiled to pleasantly punctuate his speculation. "In fact, you are all quite lucky to have come when you did. We will actually have to close the entire plateau for 2 weeks to complete the work and set up the re-opening. Unfortunate for those planning trips at that time, but worth it in the long term for the greater benefit to all."

As they exited the Pyramid into the scorching Egyptian sun, the group shielded their eyes and desperately fumbled for sunglasses.

“Now,” finished up the guide, “as you can see, we have very ambitious plans here that we believe will greatly advance human knowledge and as such improve the human condition. One final note, I’d like to invite all of you to attend our, how do you say it, "Grand Opening" in two years from now. It will be capped off, so to speak, with what we believe to be an accurate reproduction of the original cap stone being set!”

Gasps of profound satisfaction and curiosity erupted from the group. “Oh my!” “Wouldn’t that just be perfect!” “They’ve thought of everything!”

“I bid you good day and hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Egypt.”

“You think he’s in on it?” whispered Melissa to Frank. The two had been along “disguised as tourists.”

“Does it matter? It looks like their little project’s getting along OK anyway.”

“I keep thinking of the REM song.”

It’s the End of the World as We Know It?”

“You got that right, brother.”


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Ah, I did not know you. I love reading the creation of Steemit members and I love the theme of pyramids. I will follow you to read you in the evening before going to bed. Good job and thank you

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This chapter is interesting and the video is great. Thanks.

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Very interesting chapter keep it up.....

Very Nice loved reading this part will be checking out others too :)

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