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Experts to conduct new scans of the pyramids

October 29, 2015 | Comment icon 104 comments



What secrets still lie undiscovered within the pyramids ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Jerzy Strzelecki
An international team is planning to use modern scanning technologies to seek out hidden chambers.
Experts from Egypt, France, Canada and Japan have launched a renewed effort to hunt down the secrets of Egypt's archaeological wonders by searching for hidden tombs and chambers within two of the pyramids at Giza and two of the Dahshur pyramids to the south of Cairo.

Known as "Scan Pyramids", the project will employ a combination of infra-red and muon scanning technologies to help map these ancient structures in more detail than ever before.

The same techniques could even be used to seek out evidence of hidden chambers within the tomb of King Tutanhuman where archaeologist Nicholas Reeves believes Queen Nefertiti may be buried.
"This special group will study these pyramids to see whether there are still any hidden chambers or other secrets," said Minister of Antiquities Mamduh al-Damati. "These engineers and architects will conduct the survey using non-destructive technology that will not harm the pyramids."

Dating back over 4,000 years, the huge stone monuments built by the ancient Egyptians remain some of the most impressive and significant archaeological structures on the planet.

"The idea is to find the solution to the mystery of the pyramids," said Mehdi Tayoubi of the Parisian HIP Institute. "A similar attempt was made 30 years ago, but this is the first project at a global level using cutting-edge technology to look inside the pyramids."

Source: Times of Israel | Comments (104)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #95 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 6 years ago
Scans Reveal Strange Warm Spot At Giza Pyramid also. Well, Jack DID think it was a sexy building.
Comment icon #96 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 6 years ago
Warm, hidden caves, potentially full of treasure, below the pyramids, the depths of which men are clamouring to plunge? You know,chat reminds me of something ....
Comment icon #97 Posted by kmt_sesh 6 years ago
Warm, hidden caves, potentially full of treasure, below the pyramids, the depths of which men are clamouring to plunge? You know,chat reminds me of something .... I was about to answer that but I'ma good boy and a Moderator to boot. I really want to answer that. No! Meanwhile, I'm awaiting more news. It's too damn quietly on the pyramid front these days.
Comment icon #98 Posted by jmccr8 6 years ago
Probably trying to figure out how to hide the high tech alien geyser . jmccr8
Comment icon #99 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 6 years ago
Warm, hidden caves, potentially full of treasure, below the pyramids, the depths of which men are clamouring to plunge? You know,chat reminds me of something .... Probably trying to figure out how to hide the high tech alien geyser . jmccr8 *snickers like Mutley*
Comment icon #100 Posted by back to earth 6 years ago
. It's too damn quietly on the pyramid front these days. You miss him .... dont you ? Dont worry, here is his brother ( he focus more on rivers than geysers )
Comment icon #101 Posted by Hanslune 6 years ago
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Comment icon #102 Posted by Harte 6 years ago
You miss him .... dont you ? Dont worry, here is his brother ( he focus more on rivers than geysers ) Too bad you can't "like" a post twice.
Comment icon #103 Posted by jarjarbinks 6 years ago
Mankind wondered about the secret of the pyramids for more than 3000years and we will be able to see it in our lifetime. We are lucky
Comment icon #104 Posted by Codenwarra 6 years ago
Mankind wondered about the secret of the pyramids for more than 3000years and we will be able to see it in our lifetime. We are lucky Optimist. 1986 A French team discovered density variations in Khufu's pyramid which do not correspond only to known tunnels and the grand gallery. This research apparently fell on deaf ears for almost 20 years. 1993 R Gantenbrink discovered "doors" with copper "handles" in the shafts off the "Queens Chamber" with a remote controlled robot. No apparent attempt was made to examine similar shafts in the "King's Chamber". 19 years pass. 2002 National Geographic team... [More]


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