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Egypt’s largest pyramid, the Great Pyramid of Giza, is considered one of the seven wonders of the world.
But until now, we didn’t know just how wondrous it really was.
That’s because scientists may have discovered hidden chambers in it, researchers announced this month. At the very least, they seem to have found “anomalies” in data gathered on the 480-foot-tall structure, built 4,500 years ago for King Khufu.
How did they do it? Researchers used an imaging technology called muography to peer inside the pyramid. Muography records elementary particles called muons that are produced when cosmic rays collide with the earth’s atmosphere. Lasers and drones were also used.
Just like with X-rays, muography enables scientists to see through things; only with muography, they can see through much larger things like volcanoes, mountains, and pyramids.
“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,” scientists from ScanPyramids announced in a statement.
Another “cavity” was discovered on the pyramid’s northeast side.
Below, here’s a video that explains the process of muography.