Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS

NOVA Online: Pyramids—The Inside Story (see bottom of page for navigation)
(see bottom of page for navigation)
Descending PassageYou are here: the descending passage


Descending passage

Down to the unfinished chamber | Up the ascending passage
Out of the Pyramid | Back to Enter Here

Length: 300 feet (91.5 m)
Width: 3.4 feet (1.1 m)
Height: 3.9 feet (1.2 m)

The Descending Passage takes you on a 300-foot long diagonal journey beneath the surface of the Giza plateau, down to the Unfinished Chamber. The general public is not allowed down this small passage, but we have recreated the experience for you. One word of caution—this is not a place where claustrophobics should venture.

The images in this version of the tour are 360-degree panoramic photographs; displaying them as flat images partially distorts their representation of the chambers and galleries.



Pyramids Home | Pyramids | Excavation
Contents | Mail

NOVA Home | WGBH Home | PBS Home
Search | Feedback | Shop
© 1997 WGBH and PBS

Support provided by

For new content
visit the redesigned
NOVA site

PBS Mail Site Map Excavation Explore NOVA: Pyramids—The Inside Story NOVA PBS NOVA NOVA: Pyramids—The Inside Story