Science: Six-Decker Soul Ship

Tourists from Herodotus to Rita Hayworth have swarmed around the gigantic base of Pharaoh Cheops' pyramid, which stands in the desert on the outskirts of modern Cairo. None of them, until this week, knew what lay under their feet near the pyramid's south face.

The Egyptian government has been building a road for the convenience of tourists, and recently, the workmen demolished an ancient wall, shoveled away a layer of sand and exposed a 150-yd. row of massive limestone blocks, each 15 ft. long and tightly sealed with pink gypsum. It looked like some...

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