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  • The Search for Hidden Chambers on the Giza Plateau, Part I

    11/05/2022 7:07:42 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Tour Egypt ^ | Last Updated: June 13th, 2011 | Jimmy Dunn writing as Alan Winston
    ...One of the earliest uses of nondestructive investigation was a joint US and Egyptian project to uncover chambers in the Second Pyramid at Giza belonging to Khafre. In 1965, a scientific proposal was submitted to a group of Egyptian physicists and archaeologists using cosmic-ray detectors (nuons technology). The American team, led by Dr. Luis Alvarez, suggested that, since there were two chambers in the superstructure of Khufu's Great Pyramid, and also two in the pyramid of his father, Sneferu, there should also be chambers located in the superstructure of Khafre's pyramid, who was Khufu's son...The Joint Pyramid Project was established...
  • New Scans of the Great Pyramid Confirm Major Discovery Inside

    09/28/2022 6:35:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    The Archaeologist ^ | November 30, 2021 | Ivan Petrievic, Curiosmos
    New scans revealed unprecedented details about the internal structure of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The so-called Big Void inside the Pyramid is now measured at 40 meters in length. Its contents remain a profound mystery.ScanPyramids, as the project is called, is a cross-disciplinary multinational archeological mission that uses state-of-the-art, non-destructive methods to scan various monuments for hidden cavities, chambers, or structures. This is achieved by using infra-red thermography and muons tomography.Muon tomography essentially uses cosmic ray muons to produce three-dimensional images of volumes using information stored in the Coulomb scattering of the muons. Muons can penetrate much more deeply...
  • Sarcophagus of King Ramses II’s head of treasury unearthed in Saqqara, Giza

    09/20/2022 8:55:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Al-Ahram Weekly ^ | Monday 19 Sep 2022 | Nevine El-Aref
    To the south of the causeway of King Unas in Saqqara necropolis... the sarcophagus of Ptahemwia from the reign of King Ramses II... was discovered last year in Saqqara.Mostafa Waziry, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said Ptahemwia holds several titles, including the royal scribe, the great overseer of the cattle in the temple of Ramses II, the head of the treasury, and the one responsible for the offerings of all gods of Lower and Upper Egypt...The subterranean burial chamber opened on the west side of the shaft at the depth of 7 m. It led to a square...
  • New discovery: Egypt's oldest harbor, collection of papyrus uncovered

    04/17/2013 1:56:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | April 16, 2013
    LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Dating back to the days of the Pharaoh Khufu, or Cheops in the Fourth Dynasty, the harbor dates back 4,500 years. The Great Pyramid of Giza serves as the tomb of Khufu, who died around 2566 B.C. The harbor was built on the Red Sea shore in the Wadi al-Jarf area, 112 miles south of Suez. The harbor was discovered by a French-Egyptian mission from the French Institute for Archaeological Studies. The site "predates by more than 1,000 years any other port structure known in the world," according to the mission's director, Pierre...
  • The World's Oldest Papyrus and What It Can Tell Us About the Great Pyramids

    09/29/2015 12:38:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | Monday, September 28, 2015 | Alexander Stille
    Astonishingly, the papyri were written by men who participated in the building of the Great Pyramid, the tomb of the Pharaoh Khufu, the first and largest of the three colossal pyramids at Giza just outside modern Cairo. Among the papyri was the journal of a previously unknown official named Merer, who led a crew of some 200 men who traveled from one end of Egypt to the other picking up and delivering goods of one kind or another. Merer, who accounted for his time in half-day increments, mentions stopping at Tura, a town along the Nile famous for its limestone...
  • Did the Romans Know How Old the Pyramids Were?

    08/14/2022 8:31:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 12, 2022 | toldinstone
    The Greeks and Romans were fascinated by the ancient monuments of Egypt. But they weren't sure just how ancient they were.Did the Romans Know How Old the Pyramids Were? | August 12, 2022 | toldinstoneChapters:0:00 Introduction0:56 Ancient history's ancient history2:41 Greeks and Romans in Egypt3:23 Wealthfront4:42 Egyptomania5:15 The Pyramids7:00 Why the Romans were wrong
  • Muons spill secrets about Earth’s hidden structures

    04/23/2022 5:16:47 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    Science News ^ | 4/22/2022 | Emily Conover
    Subatomic particles paint pictures of inner worlds of pyramids, volcanoes and more illustration of muon particles raining down on the Great Pyramid of Giza - An invisible rain of the subatomic particles called muons pierces structures on Earth’s surface, including the Great Pyramid of Giza. Those muons can help map out the chambers within the pyramid and have even revealed an unexplained hidden void. Inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza lies a mysterious cavity, its void unseen by any living human, its surface untouched by modern hands. But luckily, scientists are no longer limited by human senses. To feel out...
  • New cosmic-ray scan of the Great Pyramid of Giza could reveal hidden burial chamber

    03/16/2022 8:03:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    livescience.com ^ | Owen Jarus
    The largest of the two voids is located just above the grand gallery — a passageway that leads to what may be the chamber of the pharaoh Khufu — and is about 98 feet (30 meters) long and 20 feet (6 m) in height, according to previous pyramid scans. Archaeologists are uncertain as to what they will find in the void, which could be one large area or several small rooms, they said. They also hope to find out the function of that void; the most fantastic possibility is that the opening is the hidden burial chamber of Khufu. A...
  • Why King Khufu’s Solar Boat Is on the Move After 4,600 Years

    08/23/2021 9:27:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | August 12, 2021 | Isis Davis-Marks
    Kamal el-Mallakh, one of Egypt’s most renowned archaeologists, discovered Khufu’s ship in 1954 in a closed pit near the Great Pyramid, the oldest and largest pyramid on the Giza plateau. The vessel had fallen apart by the time el-Mallakh found it, but the wood remained well preserved because it had been tightly sealed in a 171-foot chamber, notes the National.Per PBS’ “Building Pharaoh’s Ship” portal, the archaeologist spent some 20 months excavating the boat’s 1,224 fragments. Restorers only pieced the vessel back together after roughly a decade of researching ancient Egyptian shipbuilding techniques, wrote Tim Wyatt for the Independent in...
  • A New geological study shows that the great sphinx of Giza is 800,000 Years old

    03/28/2021 9:08:58 AM PDT · by PAUL09 · 100 replies
    ANCIENT ARCHEOLOGY ^ | 28-03-2021 | chris
    A New geological study shows that the great sphinx of Giza is 800,000 Years old The Great Sphinx on the Giza plateau in Egypt is one of the most mysterious and enigmatic monuments on the planet’s surface. It is an ancient structure that has baffled investigators since its discovery, and no one has been able to accurately date the Sphinx because there are no written records or reports of it in the past. Now, two Ukrainian researchers have suggested a new controversial theory, claiming that the Great Sphinx of Egypt is about 800,000 years old. A scientifically based revolutionary theory....
  • Egyptologist Reveals Whether Truth About Great Pyramid of Giza May Ever Be Dug Out

    09/21/2020 4:00:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Sputnik International ^ | Sunday, September 13, 2020 | Lilia Dergacheva
    Dr Chris Naunton believes, despite having felt quite optimistic about the discovery of the "big void" in Khufu's pyramid several years ago, the efforts at the site are being severely hampered by government restrictions and bureaucracy, which puts off quite a few Ancient Egypt enthusiasts working there... Five years ago, the ScanPyramids project was launched to provide several non-invasive and non-destructive techniques that would improve historians' understanding of how the pyramid was constructed over 4,500 years ago. Two years later, they solemnly announced the discovery of a "Big Void" -- an intriguing 30-metre cavity located above the Grand Gallery. However,...
  • British anti-racism protestors call for destruction of Giza Pyramids

    06/23/2020 8:33:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 67 replies
    Egypt Independent ^ | June 8, 2020 | Al-Masry Al-Youm
    British anti-racism protestors called for the destruction of Egypt's Giza Pyramids on Sunday, after tearing down a statue of a slave trader in the city of Bristol and throwing it in the Avon river, CNN reported Monday. The pyramids have been among the most frequently discussed topics in the UK over the past several hours, inspired by controversy over who built them. Protesters tore down the statue of British slave trader Edward Colston on the second day of protests condemning racism in the UK, part of a response to the killing of George Floyd, an African American man, by a...
  • The equinox reveals one of the secrets of Egypt's iconic Sphinx

    03/28/2020 11:56:37 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 69 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 23, 2020 | Laura Geggel
    The Sphinx had a "distinctive astronomical" moment with the sun during the spring equinox when, in a shining flourish, the sun set on the shoulder of the half-man, half-lion statue on March 19, according to the Egypt Ministry of Antiquities. This phenomenon happens only twice a year, during the spring in March and the fall equinox in September, according to the ministry. During the equinox, Earth's axis doesn't point toward or away from the sun, meaning that the Northern and Southern hemispheres receive equal amounts of the sun's light. In other words, the day and the night are equal in...
  • Secret Door in Great Sphinx leading to the Hall of Records (Cover up!)

    01/16/2019 4:41:16 AM PST · by vannrox · 105 replies
    ATS ^ | Dec, 30 2018 @ 04:10 PM | Editorial staff
    Here below is an aerial photograph of the great Sphinx. It is worth noting that aerial photography in the area is restricted. If you look at the top of the head you will note a round lighter coloured patch. It looks like it has been altered The image below show it a little more clearer. and the close up. Now if you go back in time and look at older ariel images you can clearly see that the top is open. Photo taken 15 Dec 1925 In 1914, Professor George A. Reisner of Harvard University excavated the hole on the...
  • Egypt shock: Dead Sea Scroll scan suggests Noah's Ark 'was Great Pyramid of Giza'

    03/19/2020 9:41:01 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 73 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Callum Hoare
    Matthew Sibson has put forward a theory that the story actually retold a great flood in the Middle East, where Egypt's high-rankers used the Great Pyramid of Giza to shield from disaster. Mr Sibson's theory is based on a bombshell discovery in 2016, he revealed on his YouTube Channel "Ancient Architects". He said last week: "The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by Bedouin shepherds more than 50 years ago in the Qumran Caves in the Judean Desert of the West Bank near the Dead Sea. "The find contained around 800 manuscripts, thought to be around 2,000 years old and contain...
  • Sahara Desert Was Once Lush and Populated

    07/20/2006 3:55:53 PM PDT · by Marius3188 · 64 replies · 1,744+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 20 July 2006 | Bjorn Carey
    At the end of the last Ice Age, the Sahara Desert was just as dry and uninviting as it is today. But sandwiched between two periods of extreme dryness were a few millennia of plentiful rainfall and lush vegetation. During these few thousand years, prehistoric humans left the congested Nile Valley and established settlements around rain pools, green valleys, and rivers. The ancient climate shift and its effects are detailed in the July 21 issue of the journal Science. When the rains came Some 12,000 years ago, the only place to live along the eastern Sahara Desert was the Nile...
  • Would the pyramids have made good grain stores?

    11/06/2015 6:30:51 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 111 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 6, 2015 | Vanessa Barford
    "If you go to St Mark's cathedral in Venice, there's a medieval depiction showing people using the three great pyramids of Giza as granaries in Joseph's story," says John Darnell, a professor of Egyptology at Yale University. The belief was also popularised by Saint Gregory of Tours, a sixth century Frankish bishop, who wrote: "They are wide at the base and narrow at the top in order that the wheat might be cast into them through a tiny opening, and these granaries are to be seen to the present day." The Book of John Mandeville, a popular 14th Century travel...
  • The Meaninglessness Of Ben Carson’s Views On Egyptian Pyramids

    11/05/2015 8:01:39 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 64 replies
    RedState ^ | 11/05/2015 | streiff
    So the left is all abuzz over Ben Carson’s 1998 speech in which he expressed an, admittedly, exotic view on the purpose of Egyptian pyramids. (This is a another hard-hitting click-bait piece by BuzzFeed cub reporter Andrew Kaczynski, so no link because I try not to reward bad behavior.) At the 1998 commencement for Andrews University, a school associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Carson also dismissed the notion that aliens were somehow involved in the construction of the pyramids. “My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain,” Carson said. “Now all the archeologists think...
  • Secret of the Great Pyramid...hidden chamber is set to be revealed by an inflatable robotic blimp...

    12/14/2017 7:38:52 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Thursday, December 14th 2017 | Harry Pettit
    The device enters rooms and chambers through a 3.5 centimetre hole drilled through a wall by researchers outside. It is made up of two robots, a tubular machine equipped with a high definition camera and a probe that explores the structure via a small, inflatable blimp. After the first robot has taken a series of reconnaissance images, the drone is pushed through the drilled hole before inflating itself within the chamber. Packed with an array of sensors and cameras, the remote-controlled device collects data and takes photos or video without causing damage to the fragile building. After it has completed...
  • Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones

    05/03/2014 6:46:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 125 replies
    LiveScience ^ | May 01, 2014 | Denise Chow
    The ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids may have been able to move massive stone blocks across the desert by wetting the sand in front of a contraption built to pull the heavy objects, according to a new study. Physicists at the University of Amsterdam investigated the forces needed to pull weighty objects on a giant sled over desert sand, and discovered that dampening the sand in front of the primitive device reduces friction on the sled, making it easier to operate. The findings help answer one of the most enduring historical mysteries: how the Egyptians were able to accomplish...