A mysterious void is hiding within the Great Pyramid of Giza
(Mirror Daily, United States) – Archaeologists and researchers have been unendingly searching the chambers of the Great Pyramid of Giza, hoping they might find some secret corners hidden inside it. Now, after observing a series of mysterious subatomic particles, a team of scientists spotted the presence of a new structure within the pyramid. The discovery is major, as it might provide some answers to the great mystery of how an ancient civilization managed to build such an imposing structure.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is hiding a gaping void beneath its walls
The Great Pyramid of Giza is 4,500 years old, but its interiors still remain a mystery. However, researchers managed to find a sophisticated technique which allowed them to take a peek inside its vaults. This technology could measure the strange particles called muons, and discovered a void gaping open within the pyramid walls.
Researchers nicknamed this hole the Big Void, and it spreads over 100 feet right in the center of the pyramid. The void lays above the Grand Gallery, a passage which links the two main chambers of the structure, the Queen’s and the King’s room.
What are muons?
These mysterious muons are created with the breaking down of cosmic rays. They can easily float into the air, but have a hard time escaping from behind materials like stone. Researchers discovered that, by measuring how many muons can get through the stone, they could detect the presence of gaps and voids. This technique is really similar to X-ray monitoring.
Unfortunately, they cannot create a clear image of how this void should look like. They cannot tell if it is horizontal, if it’s made up of several empty spaces gathered together, or if it’s just a big hall. More importantly, they cannot tell why it hides beneath the walls of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
To find out more, researchers are now planning to design a robot which can enter the pyramid and better explore the void. This way, they might find out how such an ancient civilization, with less sophisticated technology, could erect such a formation like the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The study on the mysterious structure has been published in the journal Nature.
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