The Great Pyramid of Giza which is also acknowledged as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops is the largest and most antique of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex, Egypt. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and it is the only structure which remains unbroken since its initiation. Established before four and a half millennia, the construction still holds the same magnificence and loveliness, alongside a cluster of mysteries within it.
Being a great source of mystery, the place has always been a point of attraction for the scientists and archaeologist and a recently held study has found some unexpected clues, which gave the scientists an in-depth view of the intensity of the Great Pyramid of Giza. A group of Researchers from the Heritage Innovation Preservation Institute in Paris (HIPinstitute) and the ScanPyramids mission endorsed by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has divulged a concealed corridor and a cavity within the Great Pyramid of Giza.
On Thursday, the antiquities ministry declared the surprising discovery of “two peculiarities” in the Great Pyramid of Giza which is constructed 4,500 years back under King Khufu. The project named as “ScanPyramids” was carried out by a group of researchers from Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering and the Paris-based non-profit agency Heritage, Innovation and Preservation (HIP Institute) under the right of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
Under this project, the scientists used three pioneering techniques like muography, thermography and 3-D simulation for deeply investigating the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the result was shocking. The researchers found the 146 meters (480 feet) tall, Khufu pyramid to have Two Mysterious Cavities.
Previously, the monument was known to have three chambers, and like other pyramids in Egypt was projected as a pharaoh’s crypt. But the newly found chamber and passage are saying something else about the structure. As the scientists are taking the study further to discover more facts and hidden secrets about the pyramid, the exact figure, dimension and place of the chamber and passage has not yet been declared.
Operation ScanPyramids commenced in October 2015 and was aimed at detecting the buried rooms inside Khufu and its nearby Khafre in Giza, including the Bent and Red pyramids in Dahshur, all south of Cairo. In the project, the scientists applied a blend of infrared thermography, muon radiography imaging and 3D technology, which are proven to be non-invasive and non-destructive methods for archaeological research.
Muons technology are like the X-rays which can infiltrate the body and permit bone imaging, and the scientists use this technology to explore several meters of stone before being retained. As reported by the researchers, the exact natures of the revealed cavities are under further study, and it is expected to drive the researchers towards a path of more discoveries and facts.