Secret Chamber in Pyramid of Giza

Recently, researchers have found a 100-foot chamber in the Pyramid of Giza that has not been discovered before. It was reported to the Nature Journal on November the 2nd, 2017. They detected the chamber using an innovative technology using muons. Muons are very fast particles created by cosmic rays coming in contact with the Earth’s atmosphere. The muons are made when very high-energy particles from supernovas and black holes come in contact with air on Earth. Researchers used muon imaging devices to detect the void. They do not believe that the void is a tomb chamber or a treasure room. However, they are fairly certain that the space exists. This ‘space’ may shed some light on how the gigantic 4,500-year-old structure was built. As seen in the picture, the void is directly above the Great Gallery which leads to Khufu’s tomb. Also, the amount of

1/02/science/pyramids-giza-void.html inclination may decide what the void is. For example, if the void is inclined, it may be a very large passageway like the Grand Gallery, or if it is horizontal, it may be made up of one or more chambers. Researcher Mehdi Tayoubi suggests that the void was hidden in the construction of the pyramid. However, it is not easy to see if the void indeed is a room because it is very hard to dig or blow through the rock due to the fact that the pyramid is considered a national heirloom. Despite not being able to dig into the pyramid itself, there may be another way to check for the void. The other way to possibly see into the void is by using very small robots equipped with high-resolution cameras. The scientists insert the scout robots which find a crack and provides a detailed picture of the void. If they find something that interests them, they will insert the second robot which is made like a blimp because it is easier to navigate the void. The result, whether it be boring or surprising, will be new, and we can only wait for the scientists to discover the void that lies inside the Great Pyramid.⥁
Sources: https://www.businessinsider.com/biggest-scientific-discoveries-2017-12#scientists-peered-into-the-great-pyramid-of-giza-in-a-new-way-and-found-a-secret-chamber-there-4

https://www.businessinsider.com/khufu-pyramid-big-room-chamber-void-muons-physics-2017-11

https://www.nature.com/news/cosmic-ray-particles-reveal-secret-chamber-in-egypt-s-great-pyramid-1.22939

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/1