Egypt’s Great Pyramid on 19th Century Stereopticon card photo.
Researchers using a new technology known as Muon Radiography have found a hidden chamber inside the Great Pyramid at Giza. It appears to be 100 ft long and it sits high above the Grand Gallery at about the height of the King’s Chamber. It appears to have the same dimensions as the Great Gallery itself.
Egypt’s Bent Pyramid
For lack of a better name at present the new chamber is being called “ScanPyramids Big Void” or simply the “Big Void.” Muon Radiography uses imaging techniques to perform deep scans inside structures and it is relatively new. The same technology was used on Egypt’s Bent Pyramid in 2015. Hidden chambers were also found in the Bent Pyramid in May of 2016. And also in 2016 an unknown void was also found near the entrance to the Great Pyramid on the north face of the structure. Continue Reading
Egyptologists have long debated just how the ancient Egyptians transported the heavy stone blocks from 500 miles away to the site of the pyramids at Giza and now it appears the mystery may well be solved. The stone blocks weigh about 2 1/2 tons and are made of limestone and granite. One of the pyramids is known as the Tomb of Khufu or as the Pyramid of Khufu which was built around 2600 BC. Researchers have recently found a papyrus, a ceremonial boat, and remains of what appear to be ancient waterworks that are helping to solve the mystery as to how the Bronze Age Egyptians transported these massive stone blocks.
It appears that the Egyptians built waterworks and diverted water from the Nile River inland to the site of where the pyramids were being built. What they apparently did was to build a systems of canal-like waterways and floated the huge blocks on boats to the building site.
If this theory is right then the ancient Egyptians were pretty ingenious but this still doesn’t solve the mystery of how they actually lifted the stones to build the pyramids. Likely they used pulleys and I, frankly, don’t think that they hauled them up dirt ramps as some people believe. Pulleys can do wonders when it comes to constructing large structures as any builder knows. Continue Reading
I came across a couple of things this morning on the “Ancient Origins” website that caught my interest. The first thing that caught my eye was an article about an ancient mystery skull from Egypt at:
Akhenaten depicted worshiping his one god, Aten.
The skull was found in tomb KV55 in the Valley of Kings in 1907. The tomb contained a variety of artifacts and a single mummy. Identification of the mummy has posed a problem because the artifacts appear to belong to several different individuals and not the mummy. Speculation is that the tomb was made rashly and that the person entombed in the tomb had previously been entombed somewhere else. Speculation about who the mummy is has run rampant over the years ranging from Queen Tiye, the mother of the famed Pharaoh Akhenaten, to King Smenkhkare. Continue Reading