A historical discovery in the pyramid of Cheops!

During the Scanpyramids mission, set up by Cairo University and the HIP Institute in November 2017 to probe the major monuments in a non-destructive way, revealed a historical discovery for the pyramid of Cheops in Egypt.


Indeed, during this mission, a cavity of more than 30 meters was detected in the center of the most famous pyramid in the world, above the large gallery of Khufu. It would be located nearly 60 meters high and would be the size of a large structure of about 30 meters. This mission had already detected 2 other smaller cavities in 2016.

The technique used is the muography that makes it possible to radiograph the monuments using cosmic particles. The cavities are also “photographed” by telescopes installed on the outside and other machines deployed inside the pyramid.

Following these discoveries a few years ago, the devices implemented have evolved and research has advanced and it is thanks to the emulsion plates developed by the Japanese that this huge cavity could be detected.

The cavity observed by these emulsion plates was then confirmed by the other teams on site. The telescopes have been moved so as to be oriented towards this cavity. And so this huge cavity has been confirmed in 2017 with indications of its size and position in the pyramid.

However, questions arise: Is it a single room or several adjoining rooms? Is the cavity tilted like the large gallery in the center of the pyramid? And if so, would it have the same function as the gallery? And what would be his function? Many questions that remain unanswered but that researchers are trying to discover as discoveries appear. It’s still a great discovery that hides many mysteries.