Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities decided at the last minute on Friday to cancel a New Age ceremony scheduled to take place at the Giza pyramids in Cairo.
The reason: fear that "the Jews" were going to use the event to claim sovereignty over the pyramids.
A Polish numerologist group said the date November 11, 2011, or 11-11-11, was an appropriate date to gather at the pyramids and enhance their power to protect the world from "cosmic forces."
Claiming that the world will soon come under assault by external powers, the group obtained permission from Egyptian authorities to hold a ceremony at the Great Pyramid and place a protective crystal inside.
But there was an uproar in Egypt following claims that among the New Age group would be 1,200 "Jewish Masons" who intended to cap the Great Pyramid with a Star of David.
Egyptian antiquities officials said that Jewish Masons have been trying to cap the Great Pyramid for nearly a century in order to highlight the claim that the ancient structure was built by Jewish slaves prior to the biblical Exodus.