A hidden chamber supposedly protecting the actual burial chamber of King Cheops has recently been discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
On Thursday, 2nd March 2023, the secret hollow space was found around the chevron blocks over the entrance of the largest and oldest pyramid of Giza – the Great Pyramid of Giza or the Cheops Pyramid –
The nine meters (30 feet) in length and more than two meters in width, the passage was spotted during the seven-year-long international research project ‘Scan Pyramids’ led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), in Germany.
The corridor with a triangular ceiling was discovered at the northern face of the pyramid, according to Egypt’s Tourism and Antiquities Minister Ahmed Issa.
The pyramid, reportedly built around 1,570BC, is apparently the only existing structure of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World today.
But despite believed as one of the best investigated builds on the globe, researchers have now solved one more unknown mysteries using ultrasound and endoscopy.
These methods reportedly allowed them to see through the stone blocks and areas behind them, without damaging the structure.
The research group claim that no person has seen the space for approximately 4,500 years as no footprints or other evidence of human activity was seen inside.
TUM said: “The confirmed findings highlight the need for further investigation of Egyptian pyramids and in particular, the value of the new approach using a combination of various testing technologies and procedures.”