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Published: Fri, November 03, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Plane-sized 'void' discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Plane-sized 'void' discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid

They did this by studying the density of and imaging the pyramid through the use of "muons", which are byproducts of cosmic rays that are not totally absorbed by solid objects.

Aliens and Illuminati confirmed: a plane-sized hole has been found in the middle of the Great Pyramid, according to scientists.

It towers over the Giza complex on Cairo's outskirts alongside smaller pyramids for kings Menkaure and Khafre and the Great Sphinx.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is not only one of the Seven Wonders of the World, but it's been a place of discovery for centuries.

"The Grand Gallery is a spectacular internal structure, a kind of internal cathedral at the center of the pyramid", Tayoubi said.

"The thing is when they cross materials they actually lose energy, and when they lose energy they stop and decay", says Sébastien Procureur, one of the authors of the paper and a nuclear physics researcher at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission. "So we don't want to call it a chamber".

The exact shape and size of the void is fuzzy - its objective and possible contents a mystery. "On the other hand, as an architectural discovery, something we didn't know about the interior of the Great Pyramid, it's absolutely big news".

The known specifics about the space, which according to NPR is the "first significant internal structure found within the Great Pyramid since the 19th century", are pretty slim.

Mehdi Tayoubi, with the HIP Institute in Paris, explains that he and his colleagues wanted to investigate the pyramid using the best available non-destructive analytical techniques. Muons made by cosmic rays are around us all the time - if you held your hand outstretched in front of you, on average one muon would pass through it every second. The particles function like x-rays but can penetrate stone hundreds of meters thick.

"Having said that we should be very cautious at this point of going too far beyond the observation of the void, because at this point it needs more research and identification of its orientation and dimensions". For example, ancient Egyptian architects sometimes built empty spaces into pyramids to take pressure off the structure, an Egyptologist told Nature.

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