A huge void has been discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza by scientists using an imaging method based on cosmic rays. But experts have admitted they don’t know what the cavity inside the pyramid, built as a monumental tomb around 2560BC, is for. To see inside the pyramid, the scientists used an imaging technique called muon tomography that tracks particles that bombard Earth at close to the speed of light and penetrate deeply into solid objects. They said the newly discovered internal structure was at least 100 feet long, and located above a hallway measuring about 155 feet long called the Grand Gallery. The Great Pyramid, looming alongside other large pyramids on the outskirts of Giza, is the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing. It soars to a height of 479 feet, the tallest structure built by humankind until the Eiffel Tower in Paris in 1889, and boasts a base measuring 754 feet.
Published in Young Nation Magazine on April 7, 2018