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Egypt holidays news: Air shaft project taking place at pyramids

A major discovery project is taking place at one of the pyramids that travellers who book Egypt holidays can see.

Dr Zahi Hawass, the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, is leading a joint international team which is looking into the secrets of the Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Great Pyramid of Khufu.

In particular, the researchers are seeking to gain gather more information about the Pyramid's "air shafts", which lead from the Queen's Chamber.

British experts Shaun Whitehead and Dr Robert Richardson are among the scientists using the latest technology to piece together the history of the Pyramid.

Writing on his official blog, Dr Hawass said he was hopeful of a breakthrough during the trip.

"I believe this project will finally uncover the answers behind the airshafts in the Great Pyramid," he remarked.

The Adventure Company's Egypt Extended Family Holiday trip gives travellers the chance to enjoy a taste of the country's ancient history.

It features a jaunt to Cairo and the pyramids, along with swimming and snorkelling in the Red Sea.

If this article sparks your imagination then have a look at our Giza and the pyramids or our family holidays to Egypt page