Ancient ‘Hidden Blocks’ Laid Bare as Mysterious Tunnels of Egypt’s Great Pyramid Probed

Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the oldest and largest pyramid within the Giza Necropolis, is 138 metres in peak and was believed to have been erected as a tomb for the Pharaoh Khufu, the second ruler of the 4th dynasty.

The magnificent Great Pyramid of Giza, weighing roughly six million tonnes, and comprised of 2.3 million limestone blocks, situated on the Giza Plateau in Egypt, has lengthy intrigued archeologists with its mysterious passageways, together with one which was blocked off close to the subterranean chamber.

However, entry to the bottom passageway, reduce into the bedrock upon which the pyramid stands, and revealed by a staff who uncovered the thriller voids of the Great Pyramid in 2017, was granted to creator Ben van Kerkwyk, who runs the YouTube channel “UnchartedX”.

Filming carried out for 2 hours provided a glimpse into the subterranean chamber.

The creator who makes documentaries on the web pertaining to different historical historical past identified within the footage how the ascending passageway and the junction into the descending passageway had been blocked with three huge granite plugs, as properly as a hidden stone that served to hide the passage.

“When they hammered their way in, they found this spot that was almost too accurate for its own good”, mentioned van Kerkwyk, as he adopted the passageway to discover the mysterious opening.

As he gazed up on the descending passageway to what would have been the unique entrance, he added that one might see the cavity and the roof, the place the “hidden” lintel block was. The creator marveled on the engineering mastery of the traditional builders of the pyramid, saying:

The researcher additionally zeroed in on one other intriguing opening, saying that on the backside there was nonetheless an ideal deal of cosmic ray detector gear in search of voids contained in the construction and pertaining to the continued ScanPyramids undertaking.

“This is the massive subterranean chamber though, as deep as it goes. There is this strange door that leads to a very odd little passage that just ends – it doesn’t seem to go anywhere”, mentioned Ben van Kerkwyk, in a nod to the idea espoused by archeologists that the Great Pyramid of Giza, constructed roughly 4,500 years in the past for the Pharaoh Khufu nonetheless bears an astounding quantity of secrets and techniques, despite the fact that most of the valued gadgets have been stolen from the construction in medieval occasions.


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