Egypt Closes Great Pyramid on 11/11/11

Jeff Hargarten

Rumors of religious rituals related to today’s date sparked the Egyptian government’s closure of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the BCC reports.

Khufu pyramid is the last remaining of the ancient world’s seven wonders, and rumors swirled in the past weeks that numerologists and other mystics would descend upon the site to perform religious ceremonies.

Dar Swiatowida, a Polish numerology group, called on people to attended a “Ceremony of Love” at the Great Pyramid to protect the world from cosmic forces threatening the world, the Telegraph reports.

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As 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2011, passed without incident, it became clear the rumors were baseless, the AP reports.

Dar Swiatowida believes the world will end on December 12, 2012, the day marking the end of the 5,125 ancient Mayan calendar.

The Great Pyramid will reopen Saturday.