In the Great Pyramid of Giza, a secret corridorwas recently uncovered by researchers, potentially opening the door to the discovery of further intriguing ancient artifacts.
Archaeologists and conspiracy theorists alike continue to be fascinated by the Egyptian Pyramids hundreds of years after they were constructed.
There are many theories about them, ranging from extraterrestrial civilizations to ancient curses, but often the reality – or things we really know about them – may be just as fascinating as the fiction.
On this occasion, in March 2023, scientists uncovered a nine-metre-long underground corridor within the Pyramid of Khufu, which was erected for the ancient monarch of the same name.
The discovery that found in the Great Pyramid of Giza was revealed by the Egyptian minister of tourism and antiquities on March 2, and it was evident that he was enthusiastic about the possibilities it would open up for both future investigation and tourism to his nation.
We’re not entirely clear what the corridor was for, as is so frequently the case with discoveries like these, so we can’t truly tell you too much about it just yet. However, that only indicates that there is still more to discover, which will be excellent news for the scientists and archaeologists entrusted with doing the research.
Obviously, there will be people who warn of old curses in secret tunnels like these, but it’s likely that they won’t let that stop them from continuing their search. Those responsible for the finding are known as Scan Pyramid.
According to the news of Lad Bible, modern technology has been used since 2015 to view the pyramid’s inside from the outside. In order to have a better idea of what lurks inside Khufu’s purported tomb, infrared thermography has been used.
The roof of this recently found corridor, which is over 138 meters tall and was constructed to support the weight of the remainder of the pyramid, which is the tallest in Egypt, according to Mostafa Waziri, the president of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. It used to be more than 146 meters, but things have changed since then.
Waziri said: “A big question mark hangs over whether this corridor was created to relieve the weight on the [main] entrance or lighten the load on a space yet to be discovered. Scanning work will continue to uncover more secrets.”