A secret tunnel in the pyramid of Cheops. Here’s the find of the century in Egypt

A secret tunnel in the pyramid of Cheops.  Here’s the find of the century in Egypt

A long corridor was discovered inside the pyramid of Cheops in Egypt, or the Great Pyramid of Giza. The discovery was announced by Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and Minister of Tourism, Ahmed Eissa, at the base of the pyramid. The corridor, 9 meters by 2 meters, is the first found on the north side of the structure; it is located above the main entrance to the famous structure and was detected with a scan. The function of the chamber is currently unknown and such corridors often lead to new archaeological discoveries. The chamber was discovered by the Scan Pyramids project, an international program that uses scans to examine unexplored sections of the ancient structure. The pyramid is located about 17 kilometers from the center of Cairo. Cheops, pharaoh of the fourth dynasty who reigned from 2509 to 2483 BC, wanted it built. The ancient structure was built as a royal burial chamber some 4,500 years ago. Experts are divided on how this and the other pyramids were built, so even relatively small discoveries are of great interest.

Source: IL Tempo

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