Scientists have discovered a nine-meter corridor near the main entrance to the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
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Since 2015, researchers have been using infrared cameras to unlock the secrets of this 4,500-year-old monument.
Experts say this discovery could lead to a better understanding of the pyramid’s structure.
“On the fact that we continue our analyzes after this qu’il se trouve sous la pyramide, ou au bout de ce corridor”, a affirmed Mostafa Waziri, the responsive of the Conseil suprême des antiquités in Egypt, lors d’une confidence in press tenue This Thursday.
The Great Pyramid is a funerary monument built around 2560 BC during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu. At 139 metres, it was the tallest monument in the world until the construction of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. It is considered one of the last wonders of the world.
Several mysterious rooms
Five chambers were discovered above the burial chamber of Pharaoh Khufu. These could have been designed to better distribute the pyramid’s weight, according to the scientific journal nature. The passage that was discovered could have been built for this reason.
It is likely that the pharaoh had more than one burial chamber, according to Mostafa Waziri.
This passage is not the first puzzle of the Great Pyramid. Last year, scientists published a study that revealed two “mysterious voids” inside the monument.
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