Mysterious Structure Discovered Inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid

Credit: ScanPyramids Mission

Subatomic particles from space helped scientists find a hidden structure inside Egypt’s great pyramid of Giza. No dought the pyramids are the most mysterious structure on Earth. We yet don’t know how the Egyptians built those pyramids around 4’500 years ago. Therefore this new finding could help scientists to reveal the hidden secrets of pyramids. Also, the scientists are not yet sure what the structure actually is.

The Mysterious Structure

The mysterious structure is actually a 30-meter long cavity inside the pyramid. As a result, The discovery has ignited the curiosity of many archaeologists around the world. Also, it is the biggest discovery in last two centuries. They yet don’t know much about the structure. The void is located just above a huge internal corridor called the Grand Gallery. The Grand Gallery is a passage which connects the king’s chamber with the queen’s chamber.

Scientists used Muons ( subatomic particles) to figure out the gaps and voids inside the pyramid. It is a low-resolution technology and does not reveal much about the interior.

The team of researchers didn’t call the void a chamber because they are not sure about the purpose of this large structure. Though they are almost certain that the void was not formed accidentally. It must be there for a reason.

“What we are sure about is that this big void is there, that it is impressive, and that it was not expected by any kind of theory,” said Mehdi Tayoubi from the Heritage, Innovation, and Preservation Institute. “This pyramid is perfect,” he said. “Maybe that’s why people are still dreaming about this pyramid.”

The great pyramid of Giza was built around 4,500 years ago during the rule of Pharaoh Khufu. Archaeologists are trying to map out the pyramid for more than a century. Yet most of the interior stays a mystery for all of us.

The team of researchers are now trying to build a robot that could somehow squeeze into the pyramid and explore the places where we can’t go.

“This mission is about better understanding the pyramids,” Tayoubi said. “But above all, it’s about innovation.”


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