On Thursday, using non-invasive technology, scientists were able to unearth a mysterious nine meter long hidden corridor near the main entrance of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The discovery within the pyramid was made under the Scan Pyramids project that launched way back in 2015. The project makes use of high tech equipment including infrared thermography, 3D simulations and cosmic-ray imaging to collect images of the interiors of the pyramid without having to undergo an actual excavation.
It is believed that the significance of the discovery lies in the fact that it could contribute to knowledge on how the pyramids were initially constructed. Officials say that the hidden corridor may have been created to redistribute the pyramid’s weight around the entrance. The entire structure is still being studied by scientists to glean even more information about its existence.
“We’re going to continue our scanning so we will see what we can do… to figure out what we can find out beneath it, or just by the end of this corridor,” said Mostafa Waziri, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.
Such a significant monument as the Great Pyramid of Giza that was built back at around 2560 BC during the reign of the Pharaoh Khufu still holds many mysteries and questions. It is exciting to see what else scientists will be able to unravel from the timeless ancient structure.