Mystified Researchers Discover Hidden ‘Void’ In Great Pyramid Of Giza By Using Cosmic Rays
The Great Pyramid of Giza was built around 2500 B.C. and despite it being over 4,500 years old, we are getting new discoveries about the ancient world wonder in 2017. Researchers have found a hidden “void” inside the Great Pyramid of Giza that was previously unknown. Japanese and French scientists studied the pyramid for over two years and made the announcement of their intriguing discovery on Thursday in the peer-reviewed British journal Nature.
Scientists utilize cosmic-ray based imaging to find the mystery void in the Pyramid, which is one of the original seven wonders. The puzzling cavity is about 100-feet-long, about 10-feet-tall, and is located above the pyramid’s Grand Gallery. Scientists are unsure if anything valuable is in the void because it is not accessible. “We don’t know whether this big void is horizontal or inclined; we don’t know if this void is made by one structure or several successive structures,” explained Mehdi Tayoubi from the HIP Institute in Paris. This is the first major inner structure found in the Great Pyramid since the 19th century. The Great Pyramid is also known as Khufu’s Pyramid because it was built during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu who ruled Egypt from 2509 to 2483 B.C.