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Scientists discover mysterious 'Void' in Great Pyramid of Giza

Scientists discover mysterious 'Void' in Great Pyramid of Giza



The Great Pyramid of Giza (Khufu's Pyramid) is the largest pyramid of the Egyptian pyramids about (140m 460 feet) and the only wonder still standing until now from the wonders of the ancient world. the pyramid was built during the ruler of pharaoh Khufu between 2589 and 2566 BC.

Despite the Great Pyramids of Egypt was constructed almost 4,600 years ago, but we don't know all the secrets about them until know. Recently, Scientist discovered mysterious void in the Great Pyramid of Giza and they believed that it could finally solve the debatable situation of how the ancient tombs were built.


"We don't know if it's a chamber, a tunnel, a big gallery or things like that," said Mehdi Tayoubi, co-director of the Scan Pyramids project, "we have chosen the word 'void' and nothing else because we don't know what this void is."


Researchers used muon sensors and a special type of film to figure the interior of the Great Pyramid. The first type of sensors was an extremely sensitive film. The archeologists put some of the film in the passage of the Queen's chamber. And they put more of the film in the tunnel next to the chamber. Mouns zipped through the film and they produced a chemical reaction that created silver trails. Those trails revealed which direction the particles had come from.


Surprisingly large number of muons came through a passageway above the Grand Gallery. This tunnel passes through the center of the pyramid, from north to south. The new cavity appears to be at least 30 metres (bout 98 feet) across. This is almost the same size of the Grand Gallery itself.


Tayoubi's team confirmed its discovery with observations through two other types of muon sensors. These types of muon detectors generate electrical signals as muons pass through them. archeologists laid them inside the Queen's chamber and outside at the base of the pyramid.


Khufu's Pyramid has three large interior chambers and many passages. The most hitting tunnel is Grand Gallery which is 47m-long and 8m-high.        


Archeologists used advanced scanning called 'muography' to discovered the void and they believed that it was built as a tomb for pharaoh Khufu king of the Fourth Dynasty. the mysterious gap, which is about 100ft is located above the Grand Gallery, a passageway which cuts through the pyramid.


The 'mougraphy" picks up tiny cosmic particles known as muons. The mouns when move through matter, it loses energy and decomposes, so if big numbers are picked by a sensor it means there is a hole. So, they can pass without unrestricted.


    Researchers don't know if this void is made by one structure or several successive structure; horizontal or inclined. As a researcher said " it could be a kind of space that builders left to protect the very narrow roof of the Grand Gallery from the weight of the Pyramid".


In the future, Archeologists plan to drill a small hole in the floor of the gallery deploy a tiny flying drone into the chamber. Or they would send a very innovation robot that can pass through small holes.


The 'void' is the first inner structure discovered within the 4,500-year old pyramid since the 1800-. Yukinori Kawae, an archeologist and Egyptologist says, "this is definitely the discovery of the century".   "There have been many hypotheses about the pyramid, but no one even imagined that such a big void located above the Grand Gallery"