A hidden internal corridor above the main entrance of the Great Pyramid of Giza has been confirmed by Egyptian antiquities officials, revealing new insights into its construction techniques.
The Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Great Pyramid of Giza, is a massive ancient Egyptian built over 4,500 years ago during the reign of the Pharaoh Khufu and is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex.
Egypt’s Tourism and Antiquities Minister Ahmed Issa confirmed the discovery of a “gabled corridor, found on the northern face of the Great Pyramid of King Khufu”. The 9 meters long corridor was found by scientists from the ScanPyramids project, an archaeological mission that uses non-invasive and non-destructive techniques to study and explore the internal structure of ancient pyramids in Egypt.
“This discovery, in my opinion, is the most important discovery of the 21st century.”Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s former Antiquities Minister
“There are two large limestones at the end of the chamber, and now the question is what’s behind those stones and below the chamber?” said one of the project’s leader, adding to the mystery of the pyramids. The Giza pyramid is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, being 146 meters tall, was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years. The construction of the Giza pyramids is considered a remarkable achievement of ancient engineering and architecture. The pyramids were built using limestone blocks, which were quarried from nearby areas and transported to the site using a system of ramps and sledges., but the exact methods used to construct the pyramids are still the subject of debate among scholars and researchers.
The ScanPyramids project has already yielded some exciting results, including the discovery of a previously unknown cavity in the Great Pyramid of Giza using muon radiography. The project is ongoing, and researchers hope to continue using advanced technology to uncover more secrets of Egypt’s ancient pyramids.