Egypt finds a secret passage in the Giza pyramid.

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery of a hidden corridor in the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Mar 5, 2023 - 23:47
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Egypt finds a secret passage in the Giza pyramid.
Egypt finds a secret passage in the Giza pyramid.

In an exciting discovery, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery of a hidden corridor in the Great Pyramid of Giza. The discovery was made using the latest technology and could reveal new secrets about one of the world's most famous ancient structures. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in Giza, located just outside of Cairo. It was built around 2560 BCE for the Pharaoh Khufu and has been a major tourist attraction for centuries. The pyramid is 147 meters tall and was once covered in polished white limestone. The limestone was removed in ancient times, leaving the pyramid with a rough outer surface that is still visible today.

According to authorities, researchers working on a seven-year multinational study initiative have found a secret entrance inside Egypt's Great Pyramid. The antiquities ministry estimates that the corridor is more than two meters broad and nine meters (30 feet) long. On the northern face of the Great Pyramid of King Khufu, also known as the Khufu, or Cheops, a "gabled corridor" with a triangular roof "was uncovered," Egypt's Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa told reporters. The discovery of the hidden corridor was made using a technique called "electromagnetic survey." The team used equipment to measure the magnetic fields in and around the pyramid. They found a series of anomalies that suggested the presence of a hidden structure within the pyramid.

The corridor is located above the pyramid's grand gallery, a 47-meter-long corridor that leads to the burial chamber. It is about 2.5 meters high and 8 meters long, with a ramp leading to it from the grand gallery. The corridor is made of large limestone blocks, and it is believed to have been built to relieve the weight on the grand gallery below.


The find was made as a result of the Scan Pyramids project, which was a partnership involving prominent universities in France, Germany, Canada, and Japan as well as a team of Egyptian specialists that started in 2015. The project's oversight committee, which uses cutting-edge technology to visualize buried portions of the pyramid's interior without excavating it, is led by archaeologist and former antiquities minister of Egypt Zahi Hawass. The researchers claim that the system combines non-invasive and non-destructive methods such as infrared thermography, muon radiography imaging, and 3D reconstruction.

As the only remaining example of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid is Giza's tallest building at 146 meters. It was constructed about 4,500 years ago and, like other pyramids in Egypt, was meant to be a pharaoh's tomb. It includes three known rooms. There is a very good chance that the tunnel is guarding something, Hawass told reporters on Thursday at the pyramid. It's guarding King Khufu's actual burial chamber, in my opinion. The first significant structure uncovered inside the Great Pyramid since the 19th century was revealed by scan Pyramids in 2017: a cavity the size of a passenger airliner.

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