Mystery of Great Pyramid Unraveled
A Reuters article publsihed in the New Zealand Herald has reported on a French architect's new theory explaining how the Great Pyramid of Egypt was built. The pyramid, one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, has puzzled historians, and previous theories regarding its construction have included the idea of using ramps along its exterior. The new theory, put forward by architect Jean-Pierre Houdin, proposes that the pyramid was built from the inside out. The theory was worked on and proven to be possible over the course of 2 years of working with a 3D design company, and now there are talks of probing the pyramid to see if this is indeed the case. Houdin reportedly spent around 8 years figuring out the theory.
Houdin is obviously quoted heavily in the article because it's his theory, and his quotes are used to flesh out the idea and give a better idea of specifically what his theory is, in the second half of the article. The article's lead is the sort of sensational lead that an article with this subject would suggest, proclaiming the news that the architect has potentially cracked the riddle. The news and research process leading up to the declaration are given, and the end of the first chunk is then written with information suggesting potential future activities, such as researching the interior of the pyramid to test this theory's viability. The second chunk of the article focuses on the specifics of Houdin's theory, and what lead up to its formation. The article ends with a quote from him about his belief in the curse that affects those who enter the tomb. Through the article Houdin is quoted along with an Egyptologist. An illustration is used to expound upon the text.
An Associated Press article on the same subject was published in The Guardian opens by immediately specifically mentioning the ramp on the inside instead of just saying inside out, which clarifies things faster. There is no direct attribution and the article is shorter, and it says that Houdin has planned non-invasive tests which is basically the exact opposite of what the other article said, which was that a team was being assembled to probe the pyramid. There's no real flow to it and it just seems like blocks of information arranged in a way the might be best, or might not.
So, I prefer the Reuters article out of the two because there are direct quotes from several individuals involved, and it just goes into more detail about the subject and ends up being more interesting to read than the general summary given by the Associated Press article. Not only that, but due to the conflicting natures of the articles, with one saying he's planning on doing non-intrusive research and the other saying that a group was looking to go inside, I am inclined to trust the Reuters article's claims because there is actually direct attribution.