The announcement follows revelations in Monday's Independent that artefacts unknown to modern Egyptologists were discovered by a 19th-century British explorer inside Egypt's largest pyramid.
Now a German team - using a tiny robot to explore parts of the pyramid inaccessible to humans - has discovered strange relics inside an 8in-wide shaft.
Scientists - from the Munich-based Upuaut Project - have so far only been able to view the items on a screen connected by wire to a tiny video camera carried by the robot.
Four objects have been detected in the gloom of the shaft. They are:
A hook-like metallic object that may be a model surveying tool called a pesesh-kaf. The tools were used by priests to open the mouths of the dead to enable them to 'breathe' in the next world;
A small wooden object which may have been the handle to which the pesesh-kaf was attached;
A 1.5m rod, perhaps a measuring device;
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