Questions and answers:
1-Where were a team of archaeologists asleep ?
They were asleep in tents in a remote part of the Western Desert.
2- Where did the cars stop ?
They stopped two hundred metres from the archaeologists’ tents.
3-Where did the four men go ?
They climbed down into an underground passage.
4-What did they do to see around them ?
They switched on their torches.
5-What were on the walls of the passage ?
There were paintings of ancient Egyptian gods and writing.
6-Who found two underground rooms ?
A team of six archaeologists found them.
7-What was in the first room ?
There were five ancient Egyptian mummies in the first room.
8-What was sent to the museum in Cairo ?
Gold and other treasures were sent there.
9-What were the four men searching for ?
They were searching for other rooms containing gold.
10-What would the machine that the small man carried show them ?
It would show them rooms behind the walls.
11-How did the machine show them what was behind the wall ?
It sends radio waves through the wall. When the waves hit something on the
other side, they come back to it. The computer changes the radio waves into a
12-What was the machine called ?
It was called Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).
13-How did the big man break through the wall ?
He used a pickaxe and a heavy hammer.
14-What hung from the ceiling of the passage ?
Very great spiders’ webs hung from the ceiling of the passage.
15-What was at the end of the passage ?
Two gold doors were at the end of the passage.
16-What covered the oldest man’s face ?
A huge spider’s web covered the oldest man’s face.
17-What did the room which they broke into contain ?
It contained gold and other treasures.
18-Why did the big man shout in pain ?
He shouted in pain because spiders were biting him.
19-How did the tall man try to keep the spiders away ?
He took off his jacket and hit the spiders with it.
20-Where was the small man bitten ?
He was bitten on his leg.
21-Where did the men take the gold and treasures they stole ?
They took them to their cars.
22- What happened to the four men by that time ?
They had all been bitten by the spiders.
23- Why didn’t the oldest man worry about the biting of the spiders ?
He believed there weren’t any deadly spiders in Egypt.
24- How did the four men feel as they drove through the desert ?
They felt very sick and thirsty.
25- Where did the big man see four spiders ?
He saw them in the boxes in the back of the car.
26- What did the tall man do ?
He crawled out and fell onto the sand beside the car.
27- Who were in the helicopter ?
A pilot, a telecom engineer and a technician were in the helicopter.
28- Where were they going ?
They were going to a transmitter in the desert.
29- What did the pilot do when he saw the vehicles below them ?
He flew the helicopter round in a circle.
30- How did the pilot and his mates find the four men ?
They found the four men dead.
31- What did the pilot think the four men died of ?
He thought they died of thirst.
32- How was the pilot saved from the bites of the spiders ?
He was asked by the engineer to get on the radio to contact the police.
So he left the car where the spiders had been.
33- Why did the small spiders in the cars die ?
They died because it was too hot for them to live.
34- Where did the police drive the robbers’ cars ?
They drove them to a new town called Hamdayya, south west of Cairo.
35- What happened to the biggest spider in the back of the car ?
It was still alive.