DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — Egyptian antiquities officials announced Thursday the discovery of a 9-meter-long hidden passage near the main entrance to King Khufu’s 4,500-year-old pyramid, which could lead to more discoveries. Secrets of the Great Egyptian Civilization.
The discovery inside the pyramid, the only remaining symbol of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, comes within the framework of the “Scan Pyramids” research project launched in 2015 and uses advanced scientific techniques including infrared thermal imaging, ultrasound. , and three-dimensional simulations and muon particles and georadar devices to look inside the structure, according to a statement from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
During a press conference in front of King Khufu the Great Pyramid, Ahmed Issa, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, announced the discovery of a cable walkway on the north face of King Khufu the Great Pyramid. 9 meters long and over two meters wide.
Issa emphasized the continuation of work and scientific research using advanced and safe technical and scientific methods to uncover the secrets of ancient Egyptian civilization.
The Great Pyramid was built in 2560 BC during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu as a 146 meter high tomb. Currently, at 139 meters, it was the tallest building in the world until the Eiffel Tower was built in Paris in 1889.
During the press conference, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquity, Dr. Mustafa Waziri explained that this corridor was reached by inserting a very small telescope with a camera into an opening at the entrance to the pyramid. form.
The function of this corridor “is to reduce the pressure and weight of any structures located below it up to about 7 meters, and the truss blocks that form the roof of the corridor distribute the weight above and below the corridor,” suggested Waziri. Away from that, insisting that the coming months will tell us what it will be.”
He said the decision was made as a result of the construction of 5 chambers to reduce the pressure of the loads as there are several corridors, including the “Maiden” pyramid and the burial place of King Khufu.
For his part, Dr. Zahi Hawass stressed the importance of the discovery, describing it as the most important scientific discovery in the modern era and the 21st century, inside the pyramid of King Khufu in Egypt.
Hoolis pointed out the need to complete the research work and reveal more secrets related to this discovered corridor. Even the antiquities of King Khufu are now undiscovered.
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