Atlantis Online
November 20, 2017, 09:12:22 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: DID A COMET CAUSE A FIRESTORM THAT DEVESTATED NORTH AMERICA 12,900 YEARS AGO?
http://atlantisonline.smfforfree2.com/index.php/topic,1963.0.html
 
  Home Help Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

Mysterious void found inside Great Pyramid

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Mysterious void found inside Great Pyramid  (Read 35 times)
Bacardi
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 1900



« on: November 05, 2017, 03:45:58 pm »

Mysterious void found inside Great Pyramid
Posted on Thursday, 2 November, 2017



What lies inside the pyramid's hidden void ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Nina Aldin Thune
Japanese and French scientists have announced the discovery of what could be a large hidden chamber.
The tantalizing find was revealed following a two-year study involving the use of muography - a scanning technique capable of sensing density changes in rock structures - to look for evidence of secret rooms inside the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

The empty space that the researchers have discovered appears to be around 30 meters long and is situated above the Grand Gallery - the most striking of all the pyramid's internal passageways.

"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," said Mehdi Tayoubi from the Paris HIP Institute.

"What we are sure about is that this big void is there; that it is impressive; and that it was not expected as far as I know by any sort of theory."

Exactly what could lie within this mysterious space remains, for the moment at least, unclear.

"It could be a kind of space that the builders left to protect the very narrow roof of the grand gallery from the weight of the pyramid," said archaeologist Mark Lehner.

There is also a chance however that it could be a whole new chamber filled with ancient treasures.

"What we are doing is trying to understand the internal structure of the pyramids and how this pyramid has been built," said Cairo University's Hany Helal.

Ultimately the plan is to try drilling a tiny hole in the adjoining wall so that a small robot can be sent through in to the hidden area to find out what might lie inside.

Permission from the Egyptian authorities will need to be given however before this can go ahead.
Report Spam   Logged

Social Buttons

Bacardi
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 1900



« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 03:47:51 pm »

Report Spam   Logged
Bacardi
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 1900



« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 03:49:07 pm »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41845445
Report Spam   Logged
Bacardi
Superhero Member
******
Posts: 1900



« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 03:51:04 pm »

Archaeologist criticizes 'hidden chamber' find
Posted on Sunday, 5 November, 2017 |



Have archaeologists jumped the gun ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Jerzy Strzelecki
Zahi Hawass has spoken out about the recent discovery of a large void in the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Hawass, who used to be the Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs and now heads up the ScanPyramids science committee, is somewhat less impressed by the find than most.

While the overall response to the discovery within the archaeological community has been generally favorable, Hawass has indicated that talk of a hidden chamber may be rather premature.

"The pyramid is full of voids and that does not mean there is a secret chamber or a new discovery," he said. "[ScanPyramids] showed us their conclusions, and we informed them this is not a discovery."

Mustafa Waziri, head of the government's antiquities council, also criticized the announcement.

"The project has to proceed in a scientific way that follows the steps of scientific research and its discussion before publication," he said in a statement on Friday.

While these latest developments do not rule out the possibility of finding a hidden chamber, it seems that someone may have jumped the gun somewhat in revealing the news to the public.

No doubt further information will surface over the coming weeks.

https://phys.org/news/2017-11-egypt-archaeologist-criticises-pyramid-void.html
Report Spam   Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum | Buy traffic for your forum/website
Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines