Archaeologists are using high-tech sensors and scanners in the search for a hidden chamber deep within the Great Pyramid of Giza.
As it seems, the pyramids of Egypt will never seize to amaze us. Whenever we believe that we know everything there is to know about the magnificent mega-structures, we discover something new that just baffles us. Today, archaeologists believe that a void within the Great Pyramid of Giza could be a hidden chamber.
In October last year, scientists were able to confirm the existence of an empty space 105 meters above the ground, somewhere behind the north-eastern edge of the 4,500 year-old pyramid.
Now they are trying to pinpoint the exact location of the mystery room by analyzing data using cutting-edge non-invasive technology, including infrared thermography, 3D reconstruction and muography.
Also known as the Pyramid of Khufu, after the king it is believed to have been build for, it stands 146.5 meters-tall and was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.
The news about the possibility of finding a hidden chamber inside the only largely intact wonder of the ancient world spread across the internet quickly, but Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities wasn’t too happy about it.
Back in 2015, a news frenzy spread over the possible discovery of the burial place of the legendary queen Nefertiti.
A British archaeologist had suggested that the queen was resting in a hidden chamber inside Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings in southern Egypt. However, no such discovery was made.
But this doesn’t mean that the chamber doesn’t exist, nor that there is nothing more to find in or around Giza’s pyramid complex.