1. Wide shot of group walking in front of pyramids and Sphinx
3. Entrance to pyramid
4. Various shots of robot engineers and equipment inside pyramid
5. Engineers carrying robot to hole in wall
6. Camera point-of-view into hole
7. Engineers putting robot into hole in wall
8. Close up of hand moving joystick controller
9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Gregg Landry, National Geographic researcher:
"As a person who's been working on the robot, what I hope to see is that the robot gets up there and functions perfectly, and we believe that will be the case. As far as what's on the other side of this door, that's speculation for the archaeologists."
10. Pan from equipment to engineers
11. View down narrow passageway
12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tim T. Kelly, President, National Geographic:
"What lies beyond the blocking stones, in this mysterious shaft? The blocking stone was found in 1993 and ever since archaeologists have been wondering what the purpose of the shaft is in the first place, why there's a blocking or a door stone with a copper handle and what might lie beyond it. And so, on Monday night, we hope to go beyond that stone and find out what's there."
13. People walking through entrance in to pyramid
14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Dr. Zahi Hawass, Director of the Supreme Council of the Antiquities:
"I believe that the mystery of the Pyramids will be revealed for the first time, because we know that inside the great pyramid a door has been found, in 1993, by the German Institute in Cairo, by Guttenburg. But what's important is that this door is a small one - 20 centimetres only - and it has 2 copper handles. What this door might hide is very important to know, that Khufu wrote a sacred book and maybe this book is hidden behind this door, or maybe a papyrus roll telling us about building the pyramids. But what's very important is that we discovered that the door is only nine centimetres thick".
15. Wide shot of pyramids, sphinx in foreground
A robot the size of a child's toy train is exploring one of the enduring mysteries of Egypt's Great Pyramid: what lies at the end of a shaft explorers first discovered in the 19th century.
Engineers from the Boston firm iRobot and researchers from National Geographic and the Egyptian government's Supreme Council of the Antiquities, who are collaborating on the project, showed the robot to reporters on Friday.
Before a live television audience Tuesday the robot will crawl 200 feet (60 metres) up the eight inch (20 centimetre) -square shaft, which ends at a tiny door adorned with brass handles.
If all goes according to plan, the television audience will discover what's behind the door at the same moment researchers do.
In tests using ultrasound equipment mounted on the robot, researchers have already determined that the door is three inches (nine centimeteres) thick, about the size of a thick book.
Zahi Hawass, director of the Supreme Council of the Antiquities, says a tiny hole may be drilled to allow an even tinier camera and light to pass through.
Hawass believes they may discover a book about Khufu, also known as Cheops, the ruler credited with building the Great Pyramid as his tomb more than 4,500 years ago.
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