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'Thermal anomalies' found in Khufu pyramid

By T.K. Randall
November 10, 2015 · Comment icon 104 comments



Are there hidden chambers within the pyramid ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Nina Aldin Thune
A new scan of the Khufu pyramid has turned up possible evidence of a hidden chamber within its walls.
Researchers who have been conducting thermal scans of the pyramids as part of a new effort to locate hidden chambers have revealed that they may have discovered something of interest within the largest of the three pyramids at Giza.

According to a statement by Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities, archaeologists have identified "thermal anomalies" within the pyramid's walls - something that could indicate the presence of a hidden room that has been sealed off for thousands of years.

"It’s always interesting to hear new discoveries at Giza, which has a huge significance in the public imagination," said Egyptology lecturer Richard Enmarch from the University of Liverpool.
"It's such a huge structure - there is no end to exotic theories behind it."

Despite the excitement surrounding the find however experts have been keen to emphasize that there could be other explanations for the anomalous readings.

"A void could be one reason, but it's not necessarily the most probable," said Enmarch. "It could also be explained by quality of the stones, whether the stones were cracked and the air flow was able to travel around."

With any luck we'll hear more about this discovery over the coming weeks.

Source: ABC News | Comments (104)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #95 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago
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Comment icon #102 Posted by Harte 7 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 7 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 7 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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