The Surprise Inside Secret Chambers
Archaeologists got the media in a frenzy over the discovery of a possible secret chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza. But what exactly did they find?
Archaeologists have been abuzz with the news that hidden chambers had been discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza. The 4,500-year-old monument, which is known as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, had been keeping secrets.
Scientists from the Scan Pyramids project used thermal imaging and radiography equipment to scan the monument and detect cavities in the structure. In a statement to the press, they announced, “we are now able to confirm the existence of a ‘void’ hidden behind the north face, that could have the form of at least one corridor going inside the Great Pyramid.” What hidden secrets might be found in the Pyramid? Was there a hidden tomb?
Perhaps nothing. While the world rushed to the conclusion that the cavities in the structure were “hidden chambers,” representatives overseeing the project read the results as ambiguous. Speaking to Live Science, Zahi Hawass, the Egytpian antiquities minister, confessed that they aren’t sure that the voids in the pyramid are that sizeable.