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Were there traps in pyramids

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The Traps

The curse

Above some tombs, curses were written or spoken by priests, most designed to bring bad-luck upon any who cared to go against the wishes outlined in the curse- namely "get out of here or else". Some traditional curses include:

""As for anybody who shall enter this tomb in his impurity: I shall wring his neck as a bird"'s."

""As for any man who shall destroy these, it is the god Thoth who shall destroy him.""

""As for him who shall destroy this inscription" He shall not reach his home. He shall not embrace his children. He shall not see success"."

Heavy stone plugs

Technically, these weren't actually traps, in that they were designed not to injure anyone. But these heavy plugs would have made it very difficult to enter the tomb. There was little dynamite in those days, except what risky gun powder could be obtained from China, and the only way of getting through was to chip away at it.

Falling Rocks

A convenient way of getting rid of an enemy was simply to drop a heavy rock on them. For this reason heavy rocks were placed above doorways, connected to wires or ropes that could bring it tumbling down on someone's head.

Hidden holes

These were holes, leading to steep pits below the tomb. They would have probably have had covers over them, about the size and shape of manhole covers, and would have been delicately balanced over the hole so that at a light step they would have fallen in.

Powders

The Ancient Egyptians had relatively advanced medicine, and they had certainly not neglected the art of murder in their studies of alchemy. Powders prepared by magic - men were placed in tombs and systems were rigged so that at a certain time (for example, when intruders entered the tombs) the powders, possibly with fatal powers would have been released into the air and inhaled by the intruders.

False well - cover

In many Egyptian tombs, wells were included in one of the halls. An old favourite was to put a false cover over the well, which worked on much the same principal as the "Hidden Holes".

Head wires

In some parts of the tomb, wires were placed at neck level. The idea was to decapitate anyone who walked into it. If placed at the right height, these wires could have been one of the most deadly and efficient traps used.

Sand

A seemingly useless substance, it was employed to cover the actual sarcophagus of the deceased to prevent robbers tampering with the body.

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because inside of the pyramid there was art jewlery and jewls

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Yes. Because they want to keep their enemies away from trying to steal their gold and their treasure

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