Scanning reveals two secret rooms in the Great Pyramid of Giza

By Staff Writer Oct 18, 2016 07:41 PM EDT
Giza Pyramids
Giza Pyramids - Egypt

The latest find of the ScanPyramids Project shows that there are more cavities and corridors than previously thought. The new discovery is a cavity of about 105 meters from the ground on the northeastern corner of the pyramid which is followed by another cavity discovered on the north face. 

In the project, the scientists applied a blend of infrared thermography, muon radiography imaging and 3D technology, which are proven to be non-invasive and non-destructive methods for archaeological research. The project is coming to the final weeks of its mission which began last October. 

Archaeologist Dr Nicholas Reeves suggested in 2015 that the tomb of Queen Nefertiti could be behind the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun but others think different and believe the cavities are simply just part of the pyramid's structure. Former Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs and Director of the Giza Pyramids Excavation said: "The core of the pyramid was built using long stones and small stones. If you know that, you'll find anomalies everywhere."

Thus, he doesn´t believe in the theories of some archaeologist and he think that is just speculation.

Previously, the monument was known to have three chambers, and like other pyramids in Egypt was projected as a pharaoh's crypt. But the newly found chamber and passage are saying something else about the structure. As the scientists are taking the study further to discover more facts and hidden secrets about the pyramid, the exact figure, dimension and place of the chamber and passage has not yet been declared.

Muons technology extremely advanced. They are like the X-rays which can infiltrate the body and permit bone imaging, thus, scientists use this technology to explore several meters of stone before being retained. The cavities discovered a short time ago are under study and many experts are completely sure there will be many surprises. 

 

 

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