Friday, November 11, 2011

Egypt shuts down pyramid after rumours that Jews and spiritual groups would stage rituals there on 11.1.11 'Magic Friday' - 11th Nov 2011

One of the world's greatest historical sites was closed today over fears Jewish Masons would try to claim it as their own on Magic Friday.

Egypt's antiquities authority shut the biggest of the Giza pyramids following rumours that groups would try to hold spiritual ceremonies when the clock struck 11.11am on November 11, 2011.

The authority's head Mustafa Amin said the pyramid of Khufu, also known as Cheops, would be closed to visitors until tomorrow morning for 'necessary maintenance'.

It follows a string of unconfirmed reports in local media that unidentified groups would try to hold ceremonies on the site to take advantage of 'mysterious powers' coming from the pyramid on the rare date.

Amin called all reports of planned ceremonies at the site 'completely lacking in truth'.

The complex's director, Ali al-Asfar, said an Egyptian company requested permission last month to hold an event called 'hug the pyramid,' in which 120 people would join hands around the ancient burial structure. Read More