“The new corridor identified is more than just a guide.”

“We think something is hidden under this area.” To say that he is an Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass He talks about the discovery of another passage inside the pyramid of Khufu. Advancing that “this is only my opinion,” Hawass said that “Khufu’s tomb must be under this tunnel». The former minister stated this in a press conference held at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo.


A hidden nine-meter passage has been discovered near the main entrance to the 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza, which could lead to more discoveries.

The discovery was made inside the pyramid, the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing, as part of the project Survey the pyramids Which since 2015 uses non-invasive techniques incl Infrared thermographyLand 3D simulations and theCosmic ray photography to peers within the structure.

The corridor-like space measures approx 2 meters wide and 9 meters longofficials said, adding that the corridor was likely designed to help lighten the weight of the vast structure, which was built as royal burial chambers around 2560 BC.

“We will continue to work and research using advanced scientific methods and safe technology to uncover the secrets of ancient Egypt,” he said. Ahmed IssaThe country’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities during the press conference held on Thursday.

Pyramid, also known as Cheops pyramidon the Giza plateau on the outskirts of Cairo by Pharaoh Khufu, the fourth dynasty pharaoh who ruled from 2509 to 2483 BC.

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But parts of the history and structure of the 4,500-year-old pyramid have remained shrouded in mystery.

The project

The latest discovery is part of the international “ScanPyramids” project launched in October 2015 by Egyptian Ministry of Antiquitieswhich attempts to look inside massive structures without using invasive drilling methods.

Instead, the scientists used “nondestructive, nondestructive sensing techniques” called muon radiography, developed in Japan by Nagoya University and High Energy Accelerator Research Organization.

Among the many thermal anomalies detected in November 2015, a large anomaly was discovered the following year on the north wall of the island. The Great Pyramidwhere four inverted V-shaped badges are seen towering over the descending fairway.

The technology tracks muon particles from cosmic rays that bombard Earth at near the speed of light and penetrate solid objects more effectively than X-rays, allowing scientists to accurately visualize the presence of unknown structures within.

In 2017, scientists using the same technique discovered what they said was the first large internal structure found in the pyramid since the 19th century, when they found a “void” or “cavity” called Big galleryone of a series of corridors and cabins.

In addition to the Great Gallery, archaeologists previously found the King’s Chamber roughly in the center of the pyramid, and a smaller Queen’s Chamber nearby.

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