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Great Pyramid's hidden chamber set for re-scan

Posted on Tuesday, 14 January, 2020 | Comment icon 218 comments

Is there really a hidden chamber in the Great Pyramid ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Nina Aldin Thune
Researchers from Japan will be conducting new scans in an effort to confirm the presence of a hidden chamber.
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.

In more recent years, rumors have circulated suggesting that there could be a large hidden chamber situated within the pyramid - a room that has remained unopened since ancient times.

In 2017, scans of the structure by an international team of researchers from Nagoya University and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization seemed to confirm that this was the case, however a great deal of skepticism has always surrounded these findings.

Now in a renewed bid to determine once and for all if there really is a hidden chamber in the Great Pyramid, the Egyptian government has enlisted the help of Sakuji Yoshimura - president of Higashi Nippon International University in Iwaki, Japan - to verify the previous findings.
To this end, a team of researchers will soon be heading to Egypt to conduct new scans of the structure using muon radiography - a technique that is a bit like x-ray imaging.

The team's newly developed muon detector will operate for one month inside the Queen's Chamber to build up a picture of what lies behind the pyramid's walls.

"The previously discovered cavity is way too large from an archaeological perspective," said Yoshimura. "We are very keen to verify the findings."

The project will end in the summer and the results are expected in the autumn.

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Comment icon #209 Posted by Windowpane on 22 January, 2020, 14:15
† A glance at a sample of your posts in this thread is sufficient to reveal how you have used the name and reputation of Dr. Guirguis to try and gain credence for your own nonsensical views. † Contrary to what you appear to think, your insistence†that you're not doing the very thing that you obviously are doing isn't doing anything to bolster your credibility.
Comment icon #210 Posted by cladking on 22 January, 2020, 14:15
The new testing is being done from the queens chamber.† This is a funny spot from which to try to image something near the GRAND GALLERY.††
Comment icon #211 Posted by Scott Creighton on 22 January, 2020, 14:30
† Hi CK, They scanned from the QC in 2017 (see vid @ 2m 40s). The 2018-19 scans were from the Ascending Passage, Grand Gallery and the Vyse Chambers, including Campbell's Chamber (see vid @ 4m 10s). The Vyse Chamber locations are significant because it means the muon scans are from above the Grand Gallery so there can be no possibility of† any 'reflection' or 'ghosting' from the small pockets on either side of the GG as per Dr Dave Lightbody's theory. Cheers, SC
Comment icon #212 Posted by Windowpane on 23 January, 2020, 12:05
† You wrote†this: † † Anyone comparing what Fodor himself states about his connection with Egyptology with†what you say here about that†connection might come to an altogether different conclusion. † You discounted his views out of hand, except for those you thought you could turn into rhetoric, as again here: † † This is not a conclusion.† It appears nearer the beginning than the end of Fodor's discussion of†the S?r?d legend.† Nor is it much of a concession, as all he says is that one could "logically"†look for†the elements of the legend in these periods: it doesn't say†that he†found†them ther... [More]
Comment icon #213 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 23 January, 2020, 20:27
OHH JEEZ donít mention Vyse, itíll summon that odd fellow who thinks Vyse forged quarry marks.
Comment icon #214 Posted by Hanslune on 24 January, 2020, 1:00
Not to worry we have the Window-of-pain and Stower to protect us from that ancient† and rather tedious evil.
Comment icon #215 Posted by Piney on 24 January, 2020, 1:05
I think Martin got†banned because Mr. Red Paint was report happy.†
Comment icon #216 Posted by Hanslune on 24 January, 2020, 16:19
You mean ocher baby?
Comment icon #217 Posted by Piney on 24 January, 2020, 16:38
Beatiful! It's now his new nickname!†
Comment icon #218 Posted by Megaro on 28 January, 2020, 22:53
The 2019 Scan Pyramids video is fascinating.† The amount of detail shown in the known interior features of the GP is incredibly good.† I am skeptical of any huge new finds, but if any are made, I hope some credit goes to whoever humped that gear up those rickety ladders to get to the relieving chambers.†

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