Scientists Discover A Hidden Tunnel In The Great Pyramid Of Giza

According to an article published in the journal Nature on Thursday, scientists have discovered a hidden tunnel in the Great Pyramid of Giza.

A hidden corridor nine meters (30 feet) long has been discovered close to the main entrance of the 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza, and this could lead to further findings, Egyptian antiquities officials said on Thursday.

The discovery within the pyramid, the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, was made under the Scan Pyramids project in 2015 and has been using non-invasive technology including infrared thermography, 3D simulations, and cosmic-ray imaging to peer inside the structure.

An article published in the journal Nature on Thursday said the discovery could contribute to knowledge about the construction of the pyramid and the purpose of a gabled limestone structure that sits in front of the corridor.

The Great Pyramid was constructed as a monumental tomb around 2560 BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khufu, or Cheops. Built to a height of 146 meters (479 feet), it now stands at 139 meters and was the tallest structure made by humans until the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 1889.

According to Hawass, archaeologists have unearthed the oldest known gold-covered mummy in Egypt at the Tombs of Saqqara in Memphis.

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One Response

  1. Why do “scientists” insist on calling these pyramids “tombs” when no mummies or their related relics, nor any cartouches, have ever been found in any of the three Giza pyramids?
    Anyone, with a modicum of common sense, knows these were powere plants, not tombs…

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