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Great Pyramid's hidden chamber set for re-scan

Posted on Tuesday, 14 January, 2020 | Comment icon 223 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 #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. 
Comment icon #219 Posted by Abramelin on 17 September, 2020, 19:19
Why did not anyone notice the great error in the text linked to? To busy to p*** eachother off, maybe? It's about the age of the Great Pyramid:
Comment icon #220 Posted by onlookerofmayhem on 17 September, 2020, 20:06
No. You are completely mistaken.  The article linked in the OP was : It is indeed an article about another scan planned to confirm the findings of a cavity purportedly found in the GP.
Comment icon #221 Posted by Hanslune on 18 September, 2020, 2:28
I 'm not sure but I think Abramelin noted that there is a clerical error in the one article stating the pyramid age is 3,800 years old instead of the more orthodox 4,600. Anyway that's my guess.
Comment icon #222 Posted by onlookerofmayhem on 18 September, 2020, 2:31
Thanks. I didn't make the connection.  @Abramelin I retract my previous post if that's what you were referring to.
Comment icon #223 Posted by Abramelin on 18 September, 2020, 5:11
You guessed correctly.

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