Skip to comments.Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza
Posted on 11/02/2017 6:30:14 AM PDT by Red Badger
Muon-detecting sensors have revealed a huge hidden cavity hidden within the pyramid the first major structural find since the 19th century
Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious enclosure hidden deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
The massive cavity stretches for at least 30 metres and lies above the grand gallery, an impressive ascending corridor that connects the Queens chamber to the Kings in the heart of the historic monument. It is the first major structure found in the pyramid since the 19th century.
It is unclear whether the void is a chamber or a corridor, or whether it played any more than a structural role in the pyramids construction such as relieving weight on the grand gallery below. But measurements show that it has similar dimensions to the grand gallery, which is nearly 50 metres long, eight metres high and more than a metre wide.
Scientists discovered the void using sensors that detect particles known as muons, which rain down on Earth when cosmic rays slam into atoms in the upper atmosphere. The muons travel at close to the speed of light and behave much like x-rays when they meet objects. Armed with suitable equipment, researchers can used them to reveal the rough internal structure of pyramids and other ancient monuments.
We know that this big void has the same characteristics as the grand gallery, said Mehdi Tayoubi at the HIP Institute in Paris, a non-profit organisation that draws on new technology to study and preserve cultural heritage. Its really impressive. Tomb raiders: what treasures could lurk inside Egypt's lost chambers? Read more
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Is it a "hidden cavity within the pyramid" or a "cavity hidden within the pyramid?"
So the ancient Egyptians didn’t treat the pyramid with flouride? That’s what you get!
In Before The White Haired Guy?....................
I may be thinking of something different, but haven’t some of the fringe-y authors been suggesting that there was a chamber underneath there?
Clearly that’s where the grain storage is.
Some slave is going to be in big trouble.
LOL!! The Cavity Creeps strike again!
Man cave and game room.....
Yes, they have....................
That’s what I was thinking. Subcontractor: “look, we leave a room here, that’s 100 tons less rock to move, and we hit the beach 6 weeks sooner....” I’ll bet it isn’t some grand design or alien link. Probably an oversight or intentional laziness.
Another Hillary Clinton E-mail server storage location?
Hmm. Doesn’t really look like a tomb.
“I may be thinking of something different, but havent some of the fringe-y authors been suggesting that there was a chamber underneath there?”
Underneath the Sphinx. Hall of records.
What’s going on with Hawass? is he still ‘in power’, or finally in complete disgrace?
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