The mystery of alleged secret chambers within the Great Pyramid keeps coming back, but will anything ever actually be revealed? I’m beginning to wonder!
THE Great Pyramid of Giza could be about to give up a secret it has been hiding for more than 4,000 years.
Experts think they’re on the verge of solving a mystery hidden deep inside this awe-inspiring wonder of the ancient world, reports The Sun.
Scientists say there is hidden “recess” lurking within the Great Pyramid — and they could be about to pinpoint exactly where it is.
Also known as the Khufu Pyramid, this gigantic structure was completed in around 2560BC and stood about 146 metres high — making it the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.
Now a team working on a project dubbed ScanPyramids is to use two techniques- infra-red thermography and myography — in an attempt to uncover the whereabouts and contents of this hidden chamber.
Thermography is a scanning technique that detects the heat given off by objects, while myography picks up particles called “muons” that are produced when cosmic rays smash into the Earth’s atmosphere.
Myography was used to find hidden tunnels inside the Bent Pyramid, which was given its name due to the wonky shape of its structure.
“All the devices we put in place are designed to find where the cavity is located. We know there is one, but we’re trying to find out where,” said Mehdi Tayoubi, president of the HIP Institute, which is heading the ScanPyramids project.
In the 200 years since Napoleon Bonaparte landed in Egypt with a retinue of scholars — who laid the groundwork for modern Egyptology — experts have used science to unlock the secrets of the country’s ancient treasures.
ScanPyramids is one of the most ambitious projects used in Egyptology to demystify the Khufu Pyramid near Cairo, the only surviving monument from the ancient Seven Wonders of the World.
Last October, the team announced that the massive pyramid may contain undiscovered recesses.
“All the devices we put in place are designed to find where the cavity is located. We know there is one, but we’re trying to find out where,” said Mehdi Tayoubi, president of the HIP Institute heading the ScanPyramids project.