Hidden Passage Found In Great Pyramid 

(RoyalPatriot.com )- On Thursday, March 2, Egyptian antiquities authorities announced the discovery of a concealed tunnel around 30 feet long near the main entrance of the 4,500-year-old Great Pyramid of Giza. The hope is that the passage might lead to future discoveries. 

Several historians assume that the Great Pyramid was built as a tomb for the Pharaoh Khufu or Cheops sometime in about 2560 B.C. 

Mostafa Waziri, the president of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, believes the incomplete passage was designed to disperse the pyramid’s weight around either the main entrance presently used by visitors, nearly 23 feet (7 meters) distant, or around another, as yet unknown, chamber or room. 

The original height of the building was 479 feet (146 meters), and it presently stands at 456 feet (139 meters). It was the highest structure ever built until the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 1889. 

Since 2015, the Scan Pyramids project has employed non-corrosive technologies, including infrared, 3D simulations, muons, and cosmic rays, to get a glimpse inside the pyramid, the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still intact. 

According to a report published in Nature on Thursday, the finding may help throw light on the building of the pyramid and the function of a gabled limestone structure that stands in front of the corridor.  

Waziri said they would continue scanning to determine what they could find underneath it.  He spoke with reporters following a news appearance in front of the pyramid. 

There are also rumors that the five chambers above the king’s burial chamber were added to the pyramid to help spread the colossal structure’s weight. Waziri speculated that the pharaoh could have been buried in more than one tomb. 

The passage was first seen using cosmic-ray radiography, and then photographs were retrieved by inserting a Japanese endoscope 6 millimeters in diameter through a small fissure in the pyramid’s stones. 

The Great Pyramid’s first significant interior structure was discovered in the 19th century, but in 2017 experts from Scan Pyramids claimed the finding of a vacuum at least 98 feet (30 meters) long within the pyramid.