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Great Pyramid closed for 11/11/11

2011-11-10 22:42

Cairo - Egypt will close the Great Pyramid of Giza on Friday to avoid any rituals by a group rumoured to have plans to mark the date of 11/11/11 at the site, an official said.

The decision came "after much pressure" from Egyptian internet users that strange rituals were going to be held "within the walls of the pyramid on November 11 2011", Atef Abu Zahab, head of the Department of Pharaonic Archaeology, told AFP.

The Supreme Council of Antiquities confirmed the closure on Friday of the tourist site, in a statement that only referred to the need for maintenance following a busy period during Muslim holidays.

The Pyramid of Cheops is the biggest and most famous of the three Giza pyramids. It houses the tomb of Pharaoh Khufu, and is the only surviving one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Numerologists are anxiously awaiting Friday, when the digital alignment of ones occurs at 11:11, which some believe will lead to unusual events.

Thousands of people plan to meet at the time around the world for ceremonial dances, and several pages devoted to the date have appeared on social networking website Facebook.

Some attribute the number 11 to paranormal powers that provide a channel of communication with the subconscious, others see a mystical connection between the number and disasters, like the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

Comments
  • Lauden Kirk - 2011-11-10 23:29

    rituals bla bla. Anti gov guys are going to say the gov is going to do rituals. Same old story

  • Adre - 2011-11-11 06:19

    Interesting that the number 9 stands for evil and 11 for chaos. So for witches, this is very important. Why doesn't News24 be honest and call it satanic rituals, pantheism is also part of this. Stone henge in England will also be occupied by people who are into these occults.

      Nico - 2011-11-11 09:41

      Wow Adre, Einstein was a Witch ! Never knew that one thanks, You have with you sweeping statement also included most religions in the world and some of the most loved Saints of Christianity. Maybe you are just afraid of what you don't know ?

  • RA - 2011-11-11 07:21

    1111 - 11 - 11- 11 . they all mean something.. and 9 for evil? 11 for chaos? where do u read ur nonsense? The number 9 is revered in Hinduism and considered a complete, perfected and divine number because it represents the end of a cycle in the decimal system, which originated from the Indian subcontinent as early as 3000 BC (the system we in now, is at its end) Eleven is a spiritually significant number, only spiritually awaken people know this..

  • coert.welman - 2011-11-11 10:10

    The group can't be very big if they wanted to do it inside the pyramid. Not a lot of space inside and extremely stuffy. One problem I have with groups like this is that they use a calendar of Roman origin roughly based on events in the Christian faith to calculate their strange happenings. Odd.

  • zeyad.vangreuning - 2011-11-11 11:21

    ok crap i missed it

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