TV’s Not-So-Great Pyramid

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PostSat Jun 21, 2008 8:15 pm » by Jenna


Newsweek has a bone to pick with the new generation of exciting "CSI"-like Archaeology shows....

A documentary discovers 'The Lost Pyramid' of Giza. It turns out that 'Lost' is a relative term.
"The Lost Pyramid" is one of those rare documentaries with a revelation so stunning, it's made headlines before anyone has seen it. The film, debuting next week on the History Channel, follows a team of archeologists as they unearth Egypt's fourth Great Pyramid at Giza, which, as the title says, has been lost for years to the desert sands. Even more amazing, this new pyramid (built by the Fourth-dynasty Pharaoh Djedefre) is actually the highest one of all—27 feet higher than the Great Pyramid of Cheops. "I'm a pyramid man, and what I've seen now has made me change many things," says Zahi Hawass, the head of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities. "Every history book in every language is going to be rewritten."

The only problem is that statement—indeed, the entire documentary—is arguably as solid as the crumbling pyramid itself.
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