Great Pyramid of Giza: Archaeologists on brink of uncovering ‘secret chambers’ hidden inside
(Independent.co.uk) Researchers using cutting-edge technology hope they will soon pinpoint the location of a mystery ‘cavity’ within the 4,500-year-old wonder
Archaeologists could be on the cusp of uncovering a secret chamber hidden deep within the Great Pyramid of Giza. A team of scientists armed with cutting-edge technology including infrared scanners have been working to pinpoint the location of a mystery “cavity” inside the Ancient Egyptian wonder.
They confirmed the existence of the space 105m above the ground behind the north-east edge of the 4,500-year-old pyramid in October last year, following tests using advanced, non-invasive technology.
Researchers are now analyzing further data gathered through techniques including infrared thermography, 3D reconstruction and monograph – which produces images by recording particles known as muons – and hope they will soon be able to identify the precise location of the chamber.
“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,” Mehdi Tayoubi, president of France’s HIP Institute, told AFP.
The institute launched the Scan Pyramids project with researchers from Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering in October 2015.
The project is among the most ambitious of the ventures aiming to uncover the mysteries of the pyramid near Cairo.