Scanning Hints On Hidden Chambers In Egypt’s Giza Pyramids

Posted: Nov 10 2015, 12:05am CST | by , Updated: Nov 10 2015, 10:44pm CST, in News | Latest Science News


Scanning Hints on Hidden Structures in Egypt’s Giza Pyramids
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Several anomalies have been observed in Giza pyramids after thermal scanning.

Researchers have discovered striking anomalies inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The anomalies were detected after the scanning of the largest pyramids of Egypt and it possibly hints on the presences of hidden structures and unknown chambers and corridors. 

The project called ‘Scan Pyramids’ is aiming to solve the 4,500 years old mystery of Egyptian pyramids including Khufu or Cheops, Khafre or Chephren at Giza and has been carried out by a team of Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering and a Paris based organization HIP under the authority of Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.  

For seeing through the pyramids, the best non-invasive visualization technology has been used including infrared technology, cosmic particle detectors, 3D scans with lasers and drones and Muon Radiography, a revolutionary which has been utilized to scan active volcanoes in Japan.

Thermal scanning showed several anomalies inside the Khufu or Cheops pyramid but the most impressive one was located on the eastern side at the bottom of the pyramid. 

“The first row of pyramid’s stones are all uniform, then we find that there is a difference in formation.” Antiquities Minister Mamdouh-el-Damaty said in a statememt.

“There is something like a small passage in the ground, leading up to the pyramids ground, reaching an area with a different temperature. What will be behind it?”

The scanning was carried out at different times of the day including when the sun is at its peak and heats the pyramid outside and at sunset when the pyramids are cooling down.

The project was started on October 25 and conclusions have been drawn after two weeks, at the completion of first stage.

The project is expected to last until late 2016 and further investigations will be conducted during the subsequent phases of the project.



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