> Author: Loki74 ()
> Date: November 02, 2017 12:23PM
> Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious
> enclosure hidden deep inside the Great Pyramid of
> Giza, the oldest of the seven wonders of the
> ancient world.
> The massive cavity stretches for at least 30
> metres and lies above the grand gallery, an
> impressive ascending corridor that connects the
> Queen’s chamber to the King’s in the heart of
> the historic monument. It is the first major
> structure found in the pyramid since the 19th
> It is unclear whether the void is a chamber or a
> corridor, or whether it played any more than a
> structural role in the pyramid’s construction
> – such as relieving weight on the grand gallery
> below. But measurements show that it has similar
> dimensions to the grand gallery, which is nearly
> 50 metres long, eight metres high and more than a
> metre wide.
> Hi Loki74,
> Unfortunatly, the space is likely another gallery.
> They still needed to haul stones up higher, and
> build the Pyramid.
> What are they afraid of? Core drill over into that
Perhaps what they're afraid of is getting an answer they don't like. Or maybe they don't want to blow the thunder of the Grand museum, now delayed to open in May unless they run into yet more funding problems -- the Japanese first granted them a $100 million loan in '12, then it went up to a $300 million in '15; and I just read that it's gone up to a $451 million loan, and the project is now estimated to cost a total of ONE BILLION dollars by the time the dust clears. I wonder what the Japanese expect to get a return on that investment. What "payment terms" might they have agreed to?
That aside, the "void" hasn't been characterized as a horizontal vs. inclined area. It hasn't even been identified as open space. It's simply a space of lower density then the surrounding masonry, so it could simply be an area filled with sand and loose rubble. I agree that a few small bore holes in the ceiling of the GG would answer many questions pretty quickly.
Likewise for KV62.
Then again, maybe they've already drilled into that section and know exactly what's there...
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07-Mar-18 14:28 by Origyptian.