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Zahi Hawass has announced that a new robotic expedition will explore the ‘air-shafts’ of the Great Pyramid in February next year:

“The new robot will be sent down very narrow passages in the so-called Queen’s Chamber, where the first robot was sent in 2002,” said Hawass, who heads Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.

And by ‘first robot’, we know that Dr Hawass means ‘second robot’ (Upuaut being the first). The teams involved in the expedition are said to be from Egypt, Singapore, Britain and Hong Kong. Thanks to Chris Ogilvie-Herald for the heads-up.