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Hunt is on for hidden 'recess' in Great Pyramid


Posted on Sunday, 6 August, 2017 | Comment icon 618 comments

What secrets lie inside the Great Pyramid ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.5 Nina Aldin Thune
Scientists working on the ScanPyramids project believe that the Khufu Pyramid contains secret chambers.
Rising 146 meters in to the sky, this last surviving wonder of the ancient world, which has stood in the Egyptian desert for 3,800 years, remains just as steeped in mystery today as when ancient travelers first gazed up at its time-worn stonework and wondered what secrets might lie inside.

Now though, using cutting-edge techniques such as infra-red thermography and myography (which works by detecting particles called muons), scientists are hoping to definitively unravel its mysteries.

The latest news from the project suggests that the team may be on the verge of uncovering the location of a hidden 'recess' somewhere inside the pyamid's structure.

"All the devices we put in place are designed to find where the cavity is located," said Mehdi Tayoubi, president of the HIP Institute. "We know there is one, but we're trying to find out where."

"It could have the form of at least one corridor going inside the Great Pyramid."

One possible location for this hidden area is behind the north face of the monument while a second void is thought to exist somewhere behind one of the pyramid's descending corridors.

If the team succeeds, it will surely be one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in years.

Source: News.com.au | Comments (618)

Tags: Pyramid, Egypt

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #609 Posted by Hanslune on 7 August, 2017, 2:00
Yes we are waiting to find out if they could confirm or flesh out what those voids are. Given there was probably an entrance way is it just a filled in corridor or something else? I suspect.....rocks and rubble. I hope for something more
Comment icon #610 Posted by Khaemwaset on 8 August, 2017, 20:34
Spoiler I'm probably breaking some rules here....
Comment icon #611 Posted by Jarocal on 8 August, 2017, 22:46
So your saying the corridor leading to the Mafdet Sphynx was backfilled with rubble to inhibit entry by robbers?
Comment icon #612 Posted by Hanslune on 8 August, 2017, 22:49
...but of course - if in fact 'mafdet sphynx' is how you personally spell 'closed off entrance'.
Comment icon #613 Posted by Jarocal on 8 August, 2017, 22:55
No, it is how "geyser cap" is termed in the ancient natural language. If I recall correctly "internal ramp" is a pseudonym for closed off entrance...
Comment icon #614 Posted by Hanslune on 8 August, 2017, 22:56
It was but is secret jargon for 'rocks'.
Comment icon #615 Posted by Harte on 8 August, 2017, 23:00
Double secret jargon for rec room. Harte
Comment icon #616 Posted by Hanslune on 8 August, 2017, 23:17
Damn why didn't I see that.! I blame society and Mexican coca cola for failing to see it.
Comment icon #617 Posted by jmccr8 on 9 August, 2017, 0:42
Are you sure there is any cola in it? jmccr8
Comment icon #618 Posted by Hanslune on 9 August, 2017, 2:45
One would hope. I drink one a day for the natural and healthful sugar it contains.


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