Experts believe that the pit may hide the real burial chamber of King Khufu
A group of scientists has discovered a hidden passage that is nine meters long and two meters wide The Great Pyramid of GizaThe Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced Thursday, 2 Egypt. The Minister of Tourism, Ahmed Issa in Giza, said that the tunnel has a triangular roof and “was discovered in the northern face of the pyramid of King Khufu.” The discovery was made thanks to the ScanPyramids Project, an international scientific mission that studies the inside of the pyramids without the need for excavations. French, German, Canadian and Japanese universities are cooperating in the project, in addition to a group of Egyptian experts. The expedition has been analyzing the interior of the pyramid since 2015, using the latest technology that allows you to see the structures. These tools can detect potential voids or unknown internal structures. According to archaeologist Zahi Hawass, who heads the responsible scientific committee, it is “very likely” that the tunnel “protected something.” “In my opinion, it protects the real burial chamber of King Khufu,” said the country’s former antiquities minister. The Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest of the three in the Giza necropolis, is the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. It is 139 meters high and 230 meters wide. It is adjacent to the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure. In 2017, scientists from ScanPyramids revealed a huge hole in the pyramid the size of a passenger plane.
* With information from AFP
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