Unlocking the 'Lost City of the Pyramids,' and other Giza mysteries
- Egyptologists Mark Lehner and Zahi Hawass have published a history of the pyramids and the Giza plateau
- The pair have excavated the site since the 1970s, and chart the many discoveries found along the way
(CNN)The pyramids of Giza are loathe to give up their secrets. Over 4,000 years since they were constructed in Egypt's Old Kingdom, archaeologists are still uncovering fresh mysteries from this ancient and beguiling site.
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Mark Lehner: Zahi is one of my oldest friends. I met him in 1974. We can work together because we don't diverge that much, but on particular questions and particular issues Zahi has one favored opinion and I have another. But that's par for the course for scholarship. It's not like a Republican and a Democrat talking about what the US economy should be.
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