Missing 5,000-year-old piece of Great Pyramid puzzle discovered in cigar box in Aberdeen

A ‘chance discovery’ at the University of Aberdeen could shed new light on the Great Pyramid with museum staff uncovering a ‘lost’ artefact - one of only three objects ever recovered from inside the Wonder of the Ancient World.

In 1872 the engineer Waynman Dixon discovered what is now known as the ‘Dixon relics’ – a trio of items found inside the pyramid’s Queens Chamber, two of which – a ball and hook - are now housed in the British Museum.

However the third, a fragment of wood, had been missing for more than a century until it was uncovered entirely by accident by one of museum's the curatorial assistants. "
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