After years of research using cosmic rays by scientists, a hidden corridor was discovered inside The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
Egypt announced, on Thursday, 3 March 2023, the discovery of a new secret passage inside Khufu, the enormous Pyramid of Giza, west of Cairo, that may lead to the king's burial chamber.
According to local media, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Ahmed Issa and the famed Egyptian archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, held a news conference in front of the Pyramid to announce the findings of the Pyramids Exploration Project, which began in 2015.
Issa said that through the Pyramids Exploration Project, a corridor was discovered inside the Pyramid of Khufu, which is more than 9 meters long and 2.1 meters wide.
Issa explained that the discovery results from the work of international universities from the United States, France, Germany, Japan and Canada, and Cairo University, the Supreme Council of Antiquities (governmental) and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
"Through my experiences, we are facing the most important global discovery inside the pyramid of King Khufu, and we announce to the whole world that this discovery will shake the world," Issa said. "I believe that the burial chamber of King Khufu was not found, and I believe that this corridor protects the burial chamber of King Khufu and we must complete the research to uncover more secrets," Issa said.
Scientists confirmed the presence of the corridor using radar and ultrasound before retrieving images of it by feeding a 6mm-thick endoscope from Japan through a tiny joint in the Pyramid's stones.
The Great Pyramid of Giza is the most remarkable Egyptian Pyramid and the tomb of the Fourth Dynasty pharaoh Khufu. It was completed roughly 27 years ago, in the early 26th century BC, making it the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The only one that has substantially survived. Initially standing at 146.6 meters (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest artificial structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.
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