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Two 'secret rooms' found within Great Pyramid

By T.K. Randall
October 18, 2016 · Comment icon 1560 comments

Have scientists discovered two secret chambers ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Nina Aldin Thune
Two previously-unknown cavities have been identified within the walls of Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza.
The discovery was made through a collaborative project known as 'Scan Pyramids' which, by combining the efforts of multiple universities and scientific institutes, aims to unravel the secrets of these ancient structures by applying state-of-the-art scanning and 3D modelling techniques.

This week's results, which were obtained using a method known as muography, have revealed the presence of two mysterious voids within the Great Pyramid - one on its northeastern edge and another behind its descending corridor.
It isn't clear yet what lies within these empty spaces however the possibility exists that they could be secret chambers that have managed to remain undiscovered for thousands of years.

"We are now able to confirm the existence of a 'void' hidden behind the North Face, that could have the form of at least one corridor going inside the Great Pyramid," the team wrote in a press release.

"The precise shape, size, and exact position of this void is now under further investigation. It should be done with the help of 12 new Muon Emulsion plates that are installed in the descending corridor, and will be collected by the end of October 2016."

Source: Telegraph | Comments (1560)




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Comment icon #1551 Posted by stereologist 6 years ago
I just bumped into this: https://www.yahoo.com/news/great-pyramid-void-may-contain-112002178.html  
Comment icon #1552 Posted by Piney 6 years ago
Comment icon #1553 Posted by Quaentum 6 years ago
You mean this iron throne?  Sorry they already recovered it and put it on display for the Queen to see.  
Comment icon #1554 Posted by Kenemet 6 years ago
That's just jaw-droppingly stupid.  Seriously.
Comment icon #1555 Posted by mstower 6 years ago
Void speculation generator: Choose a “Gantenbrink’s Door” speculation. Choose a factor. Multiply the GD speculation by the factor. Post result. M.
Comment icon #1556 Posted by BorizBadinov 6 years ago
It's an archaeological lottery ticket. Al Capone's vault before its opened. What's in there? Oh it must be wonderful things! Make random claim and use the attention to boost followers, maybe even get a TV special because people will eat up outlandish claims. You can use this wild speculation probably for years with no real way to disprove it. Once the area is explored (if it ever is) and found empty you can claim well it could have been, which isn't technically false and blow it off. if what you claim is there by some miracle of chance you get to claim you knew all along. Winning!
Comment icon #1557 Posted by kmt_sesh 6 years ago
There are many, many fringies who expect to be able to do just that. Each has his own pet theme. Is there some way we can video all of them so that we can see their faces fall when reality intrudes?
Comment icon #1558 Posted by Swede 6 years ago
Chuckle! Of course, not likely to be practical. However, documenting the various prognostications (complete with any and all critical "citation" data, dates, etc.) may make for an interesting future read. Between contrasting and comparing the assorted propositions and the respective author's attempts to evade/redact their voiced positions, a notable amount of humor may well be derived. An amusing project to be sure. .
Comment icon #1559 Posted by Kenemet 6 years ago
So it's "Heisenberg's vault"... everything is in there, including Jimmy Hoffa's body, the Lost City of Atlantis, and humanity's moral compass.  Once it's opened, everything inside will vanish.
Comment icon #1560 Posted by kmt_sesh 6 years ago
Not quite everything. You have to save a few things for the Hall of Records under the Sphinx. Doh! It is dangerous to feed the fringe.


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