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Sunday, 20 August 2017

In 1977, John Lennon and Yoko Ono came to Cairo to dig for buried treasure

Once upon a day in 1977, Beatles’ frontman John Lennon and wife Yoko Ono came to Cairo to dig for buried treasure. Wanting to break the monotony of their lives, Yoko encouraged Lennon to join an archaeological dig. “An enraptured John spent his first night exploring one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the great Cheops Pyramid, built by Pharaoh Khufu,” claims one blog post. “He took in the nightly Giza light-show extravaganza, a gaudy commercial tourist attraction he enjoyed thoroughly.”

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