Scan Pyramids: Confirming a major discovery
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The ancient pyramids of Egypt have long been a source of wonder and fascination to tourists and archaeologists alike. One of the most compelling mysteries about them is how they were constructed, and of course what they contain. After all, the pyramid in the Giza Plateau, for example, was built 4,500 years ago, long before the invention of backhoes and cranes and other modern construction equipment. The techniques used are still largely a mystery, confounding archaeologists and other experts. January 24, 1938.
Cairo, Egypt: Another view of the pyramids and the border of the cultivated Nile valley.
But thanks to the Scan Pyramid Project, what rests inside the Great Pyramid of Giza is better understood.
(The body of Pharaoh Khufu, for whom the pyramid was built, has not been discovered, and nor do archaeologists expect it ever will be.).
The project was begun about five years ago, but it was three years ago, when the “Big Void,” as it is called, was found, there was much anticipation and excitement about what future revelations might be forthcoming.
Alas, nothing new or important has been found, leaving archaeologists to wonder whether work on the project has stopped completely.
The “Big Void” refers to 30 metres of empty space located just above the Grand Gallery. The void was discovered in 2017 (mage: Daily Express.
- Chris Naunton, an archaeologist and expert on the Great Giza Pyramid, recently told the press that, although the discovery of the “Big Void” was thrilling at the time, in 2017, little progress has been announced since then.
- He believes that, because archaeologists cannot go inside the structure, little more can be found at the site, including any remains of the Pharaoh.
- Any attempt to enter the pyramid would naturally cause damage, and that, of course, will never be allowed by officials at the Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo.