Monthly Archives: September 2009

Giza & The Collins Caves: The Debate Continues

Following on from Supernaturalist’s earlier post, this latest communication from Andrew Collins takes the Big Z to task for claiming to know that the caves existed when he really didn’t (or did but is wishing to downplay their importance).  It looks like an argument that will run and run.






Dr Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, has now issued an official statement on what he calls “Collins’ Cave Discovery”. See


It was something that I had been expecting for some days.


However, what I read was unbelievable. Although Dr Hawass describes in some detail what we refer to as the Tomb of the Birds, in which the caves are to be found, there is nothing in what he says to convince me or anyone else that he had prior knowledge of the caves we entered and recorded for the first time in March 2008. In fact, there are a number of factual errors in his statement, which are inexcusable, and imply that he knows less than he is letting on. These are brought out in separate statements issued by myself and Nigel Skinner-Simpson, the two principal researchers involved in the cave discoveries. See below for my response and for Nigel’s.


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Discovery of Giza Underground Cave System on YouTube!

Andrew Collins has put together a short YouTube video that  provides the first glimpse of Giza’s cave underworld first recorded on March 3rd, 2008:

Fascinating stuff.  You can leave any comments and rate the video, and join the TeamHanash channel so that you’ll hear when the next video is released.  If you haven’t already read it, Andrew Collins’ website has the story of its discovery.  Click on News and scroll down – there is plenty on it, but I’d start by scrolling down to the Earthquest News for August 2009 (vol. 12, no.2).