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Hunt is on for hidden 'recess' in Great Pyramid


Posted on Sunday, 6 August, 2017 | Comment icon 1560 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 (1560)

Tags: Pyramid, Egypt

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1551 Posted by stereologist on 18 January, 2018, 14:12
I just bumped into this: https://www.yahoo.com/news/great-pyramid-void-may-contain-112002178.html  
Comment icon #1552 Posted by Piney on 18 January, 2018, 15:15
Comment icon #1553 Posted by Quaentum on 18 January, 2018, 16:46
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 on 18 January, 2018, 18:21
That's just jaw-droppingly stupid.  Seriously.
Comment icon #1555 Posted by mstower on 18 January, 2018, 19:20
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 on 18 January, 2018, 22:32
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 on 18 January, 2018, 23:57
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 on 19 January, 2018, 0:22
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 on 19 January, 2018, 3:18
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 on 19 January, 2018, 3:50
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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