The Shmooze

Pyramid Closed to Foil 'Jewish Plot' in Egypt?

By Nathan Burstein

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Did Egypt close its Great Pyramid last week over fears of a “Jewish” plot?

That’s one of the rumors circulating in Cairo after the country’s antiquities authority cut off access to the Cheops pyramid Friday. Local media had put out “unconfirmed reports” that unnamed groups planned to perform “Jewish” or “Masonic” rites at the pyramid that day.

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