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Mysterious void between two chambers in Great Pyramid of Giza discovered

Mysterious void between two chambers in Great Pyramid of Giza discovered

Researchers announced the discovery on Thursday but said they did not know the goal, contents or precise dimensions of what they are calling a "void" or "cavity" inside the pyramid, built as a monumental tomb around 2560 BC.

"The Grand Gallery is a spectacular internal structure, a kind of internal cathedral at the center of the pyramid", Tayoubi said.

The more research is revealed about the Great Pyramid, the more Egyptians' thoroughly natural architectural processes come to light.

The cavity is the first major structure found inside the Great Pyramid since the 19th century, the research team said.

The team, led by Mehdi Tayoubi from the HIP Institute in France and Kunihiro Morishima from Nagoya University in Japan, determined there is a void in the pyramid that's at least a hundred feet long.

Finding the new space was a happy accident, and the unexpected discovery could provide clues that will help archaeologists solve the pyramid's other mysteries. They ended up settling on using tracking particles called "muons".

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"There have been many theories about the existence of secret chambers inside the pyramid", said Mr Tayoubi.

Muons are made when cosmic rays from deep space hit the atoms of the upper atmosphere. Placing detectors inside a pyramid can discern cavities within a solid structure.

The scattering of the muons was recorded on an extremely sensitive photographic medium known as nuclear emulsion film, which had been positioned in the Queen's chamber, inside the pyramid.

Analysis also shows the void connects with the burial chamber of the pharaoh Khufu whose remains inhabit this giant memorial site. Using that same technique and two others, they were able to discover this hidden void that no other team has been able to find before. Now we are sure that there is a void. "I think it's now time for Egyptologists and specialists in ancient Egypt architecture to collaborate with us, to provide us with some hypotheses", he said.

He's interested in whether small robots might somehow enter this space through tiny cracks or holes and provide more information.

"That's the good thing about the muon project, there's absolutely no damage to the pyramid at all", says Manuelian. "So any new contribution is always a welcome addition to our knowledge".


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