The Mysterious ‘Big Void’ In Khufu’s Great Pyramid In Giza Has Been Identified

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After two years of studying Khufu’s Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, Japanese and French scientists announced the discovery of a large and mysterious “void” that had never been identified before.

When the void was discovered, scientists were using a technique called muography, which can sense density changes inside large rock structures. It is not known why the cavity exists or indeed if it holds anything of value because it is not obviously accessible. What is known, is that there is a cavernous space that had never before been discovered.

The Great Pyramid, or Khufu’s Pyramid, was constructed during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu between 2509 and 2483 BC. At 140m (460 feet) in height, it is the largest of the Egyptian pyramids located at Giza on the outskirts of Cairo. This void is spectacular because it’s the first major inner structure discovered since the 1800’s.

Khufu famously contains three large interior chambers and a series of passageways, the most striking of which is the 47m-long, 8m-high Grand Gallery. The newly identified feature is said to sit directly above this and have similar dimensions. “We don’t know whether this big void is horizontal or inclined; we don’t know if this void is made by one structure or several successive structures,” explained Mehdi Tayoubi from the HIP Institute, Paris. “What we are sure about is that this big void is there; that it is impressive; and that it was not expected as far as I know by any sort of theory.” –BBC

The ScanPyramids team is being very careful not to describe the cavity as a “chamber”.

Khufu contains compartments that experts believe may have been incorporated by the builders to avoid collapse by relieving some of the stress of the overlying weight of the heavy stone. The higher King’s Chamber, for example, has five such spaces above it.

Renowned American archaeologist Mark Lehner sits on a panel reviewing ScanPyramids’ work. Lenher says the muon science is sound but he is not yet convinced the discovery has significance just yet. “It could be a kind of space that the builders left to protect the very narrow roof of the grand gallery from the weight of the pyramid,” he told the BBC’s Science In Action programme. “Right now it’s just a big difference; it’s an anomaly. But we need more of a focus on it especially in a day and age when we can no longer go blasting our way through the pyramid with gunpowder as [British] Egyptologist Howard Vyse did in the early 1800s.”

Hany Helal from Cairo University is one of the team leaders. He believes the void is too big to have a pressure-relieving purpose but concedes the experts will debate this. “What we are doing is trying to understand the internal structure of the pyramids and how this pyramid has been built,” he told reporters. “Famous Egyptologists, archaeologists, and architects – they have some hypotheses. And what we are doing is giving them data. It is they who have to tell us whether this is expected or not.”

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  • darkhorse

    the big void…George W.’s brain…?

    • TickTock

      This has the jew’s fingerprints all over it, am I right? lol

  • Cynical Old Bastard

    Ah, but that’s not the real question.

    The real question is: Will Dawn ever learn the difference between the words “Discovered” and “Identified?”

    • Milly Vanilly

      THEY…identified it …’s a big void….LOL…Lib double speak appears to be catchy.
      “Spoiler Alert’ ….Next week they will learn through studying the muon blobs on their graph that the ‘big void’ MAY have had a purpose that THEY cannot figure out yet, But with the NEW government grant they have received they will be able to spend more time & buy more technologically ‘expensive’ equipment to make more obtuse guesses about the mysterious big void.

      • Cynical Old Bastard

        Dammit! There went next week’s news. I shouldn’t have clicked “read more!” I’m a sucker for those spoilers though.

        I have an idea… how about we just take that pyramid apart and see what’s in it? We can sell the rocks to Trump and he can use them to build a wall somewhere. We can get the Mexicans to move the rocks.

        • SP_88

          I bet it’s Kevin Spacey’s sex dungeon. As soon as it’s open, little boys will start running away in every direction leaving behind a chamber full of KY Jelly and dildos shaped like a fist.

          • Cynical Old Bastard

            Heh-heh. Will there be a Ferris wheel and a petting zoo also? I’m gonna be pretty damned disappointed if there ain’t! At the very least there has to be a landing strip for the Lolita Express!

            We need to direct that Alex Thomas kid to this thread. He’s fond of saying “you can’t make this stuff up,” and yet….

            Just searched for fist dildos. *groans* They really have them. I try not to be judgemental about people’s sexual preferences but they make it very difficult sometimes.

            Whatever species takes over after we’re gone is sure going to have fun figuring that one out.

          • SP_88

            Yeah, they have ’em. I’ve found that no matter what fucked up thing you can think of, no matter how depraved or bizarre it is, you’ll find it on the internet.
            Could you imagine being an archeologist in the distant future and finding all the shit we left behind? I can just picture them digging up a fist dildo and wondering what we used it for.

          • Cynical Old Bastard

            LMAO. I don’t really have many of those bizarre things going through my head. Yeah… I’m a soulless Ginger and such… might be a werewolf or a witch… possibly a sexual deviant according to the latest information… but damn! Never even thought of stuff like that.

            Glad I ain’t a Normal is all I can say.

            Yes, I actually can imagine the Archaeological thing. I write short stories and have one that would fit that very scenario. Just couldn’t figure out the “thing” the farmer plowed up out of his field was. I think I see it now.

            You get credit and part of the royalties if it sells.

          • SP_88

            Thanks, but I can’t take all the credit. The internet is just as twisted as my imagination.

          • Cynical Old Bastard

            Heh-heh. Yep. That’s you. Twisted and perverse. We all knew it. Just didn’t wanna admit it. The special child we kept locked in the basement.

            How the hell you keep gettin’ out?

          • SP_88

            I’m a slippery one.

          • Cynical Old Bastard

            *note to self* Check electric fence… STAT! Chunk is loose again…

            Heh-heh. Is it just me or has TDS suddenly descended into a whole new level of Zombie hell? Or amusement. Depends on how you look at it, I guess.

            Startin’ to feel like me an’ you is Butch and Sundance just before… well… you know the movie.

          • SP_88

            The loonies are running the nut house. And someone left the front door wide open.
            Better make real sure that fence is hot…

          • Cynical Old Bastard

            It’ll be alright. Just remember to relax and breathe… most importantly, keep your head about you and focus on the task at hand.

            It’ll be alright.

  • Andrew Miller

    “The Great Pyramid, or Khufu’s Pyramid, was constructed during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu between 2509 and 2483 BC.”

    Reaching that conclusion based on the writing on the walls there is no different than if a future archaeologist studies a freeway overpass in the ruins of an American city and concludes that an advanced civilization known as The Crips built a great system of roads.

  • Ernie Engle

    Actually it’s Obummer’s brain, the 44th….

  • Rob

    It contains the missing Clinton emails.

    • Tim Webb

      Curious that it’s exactly the same size as MH370…

  • Milly Vanilly

    That ‘big void’ may have been been a secret room where Khufu was hiding his porn from the Queen. IF they ever get in there they may find ancient tablets from Egyptian Hustler magazine & the first Egyptian sexual devices than ran on batteries.(THAT’S what the Egyptians used those batteries for).