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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 5:57 pm    Post subject: Pyramid climbing Reply with quote

i read in an outdated book that you are not allwoed to climb the great pyramid anymore? is that true?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yip, I think it was banned in about 1988 due to the fact it was deemed unsafe to do so. You can still get up with special permission or bribes, but even if you do bribe most of the guards there is still the 'head guard' who would shoot as soon as seeing you.

Permission is mostly granted to those like the discovery channel who the cash.

It's patrolled 24 hours a day so you can't even sneak up there at night.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, oficially it isn't allowed, but you can climb it without permission. Just give the guarding policeman a pound and he'll let you climb it. I think it applies for the great pyramid too, but I'm not 100% sure...
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And my gym teacher told me that a long time ago he climbed the Sphinx.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite a few people have fallen from the pyramids and died. That's one of the main reasons why climbing them is forbidden.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neith wrote:
Well, oficially it isn't allowed, but you can climb it without permission. Just give the guarding policeman a pound and he'll let you climb it. I think it applies for the great pyramid too, but I'm not 100% sure...


Do you mean a pound as in a blow to the head or a pound as in an Egyptian pound?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant the Egyptian pound.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2003 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think people should climb it because it might damage the pyramid.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2003 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ramses wrote:
I don't think people should climb it because it might damage the pyramid.


yes, that's why the guards are there, but they are so corrupt, as one of my friends remarked, "if you give him 5 pounds, he'll let you climb and if you give him 10, he'll take you up on his back" Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2003 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats crazy Shocked I would be afraid to climb them it looks dangerous and I am afraid of hieghts. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm scared of heights too but death doesn't sound scary. In fact, the fields of Iaru are a wonderful place.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iaru?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2003 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you climb the pyramids, Meritaton? Just curious...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nooo... I could resist the temptation Smile I would never do it 'cause if everyone would climb the pyramid, it would damage it. I can imagine how wonderful could it be to be on the top of a pyramid and look around, but if you want to see a beautiful panorama, go to the Citadel.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2003 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What would happen if someone climbed a pyramid in ancient Egypt, and it was during the New Kingdom?
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