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Great Pyramid Find: Two Mysterious Cavities With Unusual Features – Amun-Ra Egyptology Blog

Using various scanning technologies, researchers have found two inexplicable voids.

The Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt, has long been rumored to contain hidden passageways leading to secret chambers. Now a team of researchers has confirmed the 4,500-year-old pharaonic mausoleum contains two unknown cavities, possibly hiding a corridor-like structure and more mysterious features.

via Amun-Ra Egyptology Blog: Great Pyramid Find: Two Mysterious Cavities With Unusual Features

Khafre pyramid much less dense than believed – The Archaeology News Network

They say it is 30 percent less heavy than has long been accepted, based on a re-evaluation of data taken nearly half a century ago that suggests the density of the pyramid’s interior is actually that much lower.

“Our study shows the blocks of stone that had to be transported were relatively light for their size,” said Michinori Oshiro, a professor of Egyptology at Komazawa University in Tokyo, who was part of a study team that includes Hiroyuki Tanaka, a professor of particle physics at the University of Tokyo’s Earthquake Research Institute.

“That could change part of the established theory, such as how long it took to build it,” Oshiro said.

via Khafre pyramid much less dense than believed – The Archaeology News Network

Cosmic particles inside pyramids could unlock mystery of how they were built-The Guardian.

January Updates on ScanPyramids: Egyptian Pyramid Scans Reveal New Anomalies – Discovery News.

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