November 2, 2017
A long-hidden narrow void in the Great Pyramid of Giza has been found by scientists in a discovery that could finally reveal the secrets of the 4,500-year-old monument.
The void stretches for at least 30 metres (100ft) above the Grand Gallery – an ascending corridor that links the Queen’s chamber to the King’s in the heart of the pyramid.
It is not known why the void exists or if there are any valuable artefacts inside as it is not obviously accessible.
But it has similar dimensions to the Gallery, which is 50 metres (164ft) long, eight metres (26ft) high and more than a metre (3.2ft) wide.
Researchers suggest it could be a ‘construction gap’ – part of a trench that allowed workers to access the Grand Gallery and King’s Chamber while the rest of the pyramid was built.
This article was posted: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:01 am