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Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza
www.theguardian.com ^ | Thursday 2 November 2017 08.00 EDT | Ian Sample Science editor

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 Queen’s chamber to the King’s 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 pyramid’s 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. “It’s really impressive.” Tomb raiders: what treasures could lurk inside Egypt's lost chambers? Read more

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TOPICS: Astronomy; History; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 4thdynasty; bobbrier; cheops; egypt; ggg; giza; godsgravesglyphs; jeanpierrehoudin; khufu; mummy; nile; pyramid; ramses; scanpyramids; tut
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1 posted on 11/02/2017 6:30:14 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: SunkenCiv

PinGGG!....................


2 posted on 11/02/2017 6:31:08 AM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: Red Badger

IBTWHG


3 posted on 11/02/2017 6:34:23 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Women who are 25 pounds overweight tend to live longer than the men who mention it.)
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To: Red Badger
hidden cavity hidden within the pyramid

Is it a "hidden cavity within the pyramid" or a "cavity hidden within the pyramid?"

-PJ

4 posted on 11/02/2017 6:36:15 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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To: Red Badger
It's the night club


5 posted on 11/02/2017 6:38:10 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Political Junkie Too

So the ancient Egyptians didn’t treat the pyramid with flouride? That’s what you get!


6 posted on 11/02/2017 6:38:47 AM PDT by HombreSecreto (The life of a repo man is always intense)
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To: Michael.SF.

In Before The White Haired Guy?....................


7 posted on 11/02/2017 6:41:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: Red Badger

Stargate.


8 posted on 11/02/2017 6:45:19 AM PDT by Licensed-To-Carry (Sessions isn't gonna do crap about Hillary, he is part of the Swamp.)
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To: Red Badger

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?


9 posted on 11/02/2017 6:47:35 AM PDT by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: Red Badger

Clearly that’s where the grain storage is.


10 posted on 11/02/2017 6:48:48 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie
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To: Red Badger

Some slave is going to be in big trouble.


11 posted on 11/02/2017 6:49:51 AM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: HombreSecreto

LOL!! The Cavity Creeps strike again!


12 posted on 11/02/2017 6:50:04 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (WKU 2016 Boca Raton Bowl Champions)
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To: Red Badger

Man cave and game room.....


13 posted on 11/02/2017 6:51:42 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: Jamestown1630

Yes, they have....................


14 posted on 11/02/2017 6:54:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: Red Badger
He doesn't have white hair.


15 posted on 11/02/2017 6:55:21 AM PDT by PJBankard
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To: gitmo

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.


16 posted on 11/02/2017 6:55:45 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Doing my part to help make America great again!)
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To: Red Badger

Another Hillary Clinton E-mail server storage location?


17 posted on 11/02/2017 6:57:51 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Red Badger

Hmm. Doesn’t really look like a tomb.


18 posted on 11/02/2017 7:00:41 AM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: Jamestown1630

“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?”

Underneath the Sphinx. Hall of records.


19 posted on 11/02/2017 7:00:52 AM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: dljordan

Yes.

What’s going on with Hawass? is he still ‘in power’, or finally in complete disgrace?


20 posted on 11/02/2017 7:01:45 AM PDT by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it.")
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