Cosmic Particles Could Unlock The Mystery Of How Egypt Pyramids Were Built

Posted: Jan 18 2016, 3:01am CST | by , Updated: Jan 18 2016, 3:15am CST, in News | Latest Science News

Cosmic Particles Could Unlock the Mystery of How Egypt Pyramid Was Built
Bent Pyramid in Dahshur. Credit:

Cosmic particles inside Egypt's Bent Pyramid could help solve the 4,500 years old mystery.

Egypt pyramids are one of the most amazing structures ever built. They truly deserve to be called a 'wonder.' But how these complex and massive monuments were constructed in ancient times without advanced equipments, it is still a mystery.

Now a team of international researchers is attempting to unlock the mystery. They will analyze cosmic particles extracted from Bent Pyramid to find clues on how the pyramids were built 4,500 years ago.

Using Muon Radiography, researchers have collected data about cosmic particles that were rained down from the Earth’s atmosphere and absorbed by the walls of the pyramid. These particles can help scientists learn more about the construction of the pyramid.

“For the construction of the pyramids, there is no single theory that is 100 percent proven or checked; they are all theories and hypothesis,” said Hany Helal, vice-president of Heritage Innovation Preservation Institute.

“What we are trying to do with the new technology, we would like to either confirm or change or upgrade or modify the hypothesis that we have on how the pyramids were constructed.”

The Bent Pyramid is located in Dahshur, about 25 miles south of Cairo and is the second pyramid built by Pharaoh Sneferu. The pyramid is quite different from the rest of Egypt’s pyramids because of the obvious bent slope on its sides. Researchers believe that the ‘bent’ shape may be the result of a defect as they were trying to build a smooth-sided pyramid.

Back in November last year, researchers involved in Scan Pyramids project have found striking anomalies inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. They used thermal scanning as well as Muon technology to unlock the secrets of the construction of ancient Egyptian pyramids.

Mehdi Tayoubi, president of the Heritage Innovation Preservation Institute said. “Even if we find one square meter void somewhere, it will bring new questions and hypotheses and may be it will help solve the definitive question.”

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