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Mysterious Hidden Structure Found Inside The Great Pyramid Of Giza In Massive Breakthrough [PHOTOS]

A recent discovery made inside the Great Pyramid of Giza is leaving archeologists giddy with excitement. This is the most significant discovery made since the 19th century according to researchers. Scientists mapping the Great Pyramid using cosmic-ray based imaging have found a new secret structure.

A long-hidden narrow void in the Great Pyramid of Giza has been found by scientists in a discovery that could finally reveal the secrets of the 4,500-year-old monument.

The void stretches for at least 30 meters (100ft) above the Grand Gallery – an ascending corridor that links the Queen’s chamber to the King’s in the heart of the pyramid.

It is not known why the void exists or if there are any valuable artifacts inside as it is not obviously accessible.

But it has similar dimensions to the Gallery, which is 50 meters (164ft) long, eight meters (26ft) high and more than a meter (3.2ft) wide.

The team employed by-products of the cosmic ray known as muons that are only partially absorbed by stone and take noticeably different trajectories through air

Researchers suggest it could be a ‘construction gap’ – part of a trench that allowed workers to access the Grand Gallery and King’s Chamber while the rest of the pyramid was built.

The discovery was made after physicists took images of the inside of the pyramid using particles fired to Earth from space.

These cosmic particles penetrate the rock in a similar way to X-rays, only much deeper.

The collaborative effort, between archaeologists, historians, and physicists, has been hailed as the biggest discovery inside the Giza landmark since the 19th century.

Made under the watch of the Pharaoh Khufu and completed in around 2550 BC, Egypt’s Great Pyramid, or the Pyramid of Giza, served as the world’s tallest man-made construction for thousands of years.

The structure, also known as Khufu’s Pyramid, is the sole survivor of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. How it was built has long been a bone of academic contention and there is no universal agreement about its creation.

Scientists say the latest discovery, published in the journal Nature, could help shed light on its construction. To find out more about the pyramid, researchers from countries including France and Japan began a project to scan the structure in October 2015.

Muons (artist's impression) are created when the upper atmosphere reacts with cosmic rays, producing a shower of particles, some of which decay into muons. The elementary particles, which weigh around 200 times more than electrons, can very easily pass through any structure, even large and thick rocks like mountains

The scientists made the discovery using cosmic-ray imaging, recording the behavior of subatomic particles called muons that penetrate the rock.
Detectors were set up inside the pyramid, including in the so-called Queen’s Chamber.

This allowed the pyramid’s insides to be seen without physically disturbing it, as the results showed empty space differently from rock. The presence of the space, dubbed the ScanPyramids Big Void, was confirmed using three different detection technologies over several months after first being spotted, the paper said.

The results were then analyzed three times.

The ScanPyramids mission is made up of researchers from Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities, the University of Cario, and the non-profit organization the Heritage Innovation Preservation (HIP) Institute.

‘ScanPyramids Big Void is not a room or a chamber – we don’t know if it is horizontal or inclined if it is composed by one or several successive structures, but it’s big,’ report author Mehdi Tayoubi, president and co-founder of the HIP Institute, told MailOnline.

‘The Grand Gallery is an internal spectacular internal structure (47m long, 8m high) a kind of internal cathedral at the center of the pyramid.

‘This Big Void, with same size characteristics as the Grand Gallery, could be successive chambers, a tunnel. Many hypotheses are possible.’

Despite the breakthrough, the newly discovered structure has yet to be reached in person by any researcher.

Report author Mr. Tayoubi said: ‘This structure is not accessible, we don’t see (that) people tried, if you look at the Grand Gallery, to access the void which is above.

‘So this void was hidden, I think, since the construction of the pyramid, it was not accessible.

To find out more about the pyramid, researchers from countries including France and Japan began a project to scan the structure in October 2015. Researchers placed detectors in two rooms within the pyramid to collect subatomic particles as they fell from the sky, revealing the structure of the building like an X-ray reveals bone

‘We needed this technique – the right technique at the right time – to be able to identify it and discover it.’

He added they were ‘very confident’ the results were correct. Because no one has physically seen inside the void, what it was built for remains a mystery.

Researchers claim the space could be on an incline, which means it could have been used to transport huge blocks into the center of the pyramid and was then left, experts said.

‘This finding is very exciting, but I don’t think it’s likely to be some kind of secret chamber,’ Dr. Kate Spence, an archaeologist at the University of Cambridge who was not involved in the study, told the Telegraph.

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