How Technology Is Being Used To Solve Some Of Egypt's Old Mysteries

Researchers claim to be able to solve some of Egypt’s
mysteries thanks to the some of the cutting edge technology at their disposal. Thanks to the ScanPyramids project, scientists and researchers can demystify the Khufu Pyramid among many others.

In October of 2016, ScanPyramids announced the first ever conclusive results of the muography survey they conducted on the Khufu Pyramid in Egypt.

ScanPyramids mission.

The project is run by a consortium which includes Cairo University's Faculty of Engineering, the Heritage Innovation and Preservation Institute (HIP.Institute) from France, under the supervision and in partnership with the Ministry of Antiquities in Egypt. ScanPyramids uses infrared thermography and muography — a technique that records images using muon particles — in its mission of demystifying some of Egypt's old mysteries. One of those mysteries is how the 4,500-year-old Khufu Pyramid was actually built and erected.

Thus far the team of scientists, researchers and technologists has been able to reveal that an unknown cavity exists on the North Eastern edge of the Khufu Pyramid, at a height of about 105m from the ground. With another void discovered behind the chevrons of above the descending corridor of the great pyramid, while its shape, size and extension are still under further investigation by the team.

More details and findings are expected from the ScanPyramids team as they put together some of their findings.

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