Just When We Thought We Knew Everything About Pyramids… – Surely Awesome

The Great Pyramid of Egypt has been one of the most fascinating sights in the world. Over the past few centuries, humanity has continuously studied the findings within and has come to the conclusion that we have found virtually everything the structure has to offer.

But now humanity’s impressive technology allows scientists to peer into the pyramid. Imaging technology called muogrpahy has allowed researchers to see inside the Great Pyramid. The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities authorized the engineering faculty of Cairo University to launch the new technology company ScanPyramids. In fact, their abilities allow them to X-ray large objects and see right through them by picking up particles called muons. These molecules are very pervasive, as millions of them pass through our bodies every day. Just as X-rays give us an image of our skeleton, muons can pass through large objects such as rocks and mountains.

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Scientists have come to believe they have found two new cavities in the 4,500-year-old structure. The team was able to find a void behind the descending corridor of the pyramid. Late last year, excavators were also able to discern the exact shape, size and position of this newly found void. They believe that the void is a tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu.

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