Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said it represents a “major discovery” as it could help scientists figure out if King Khufu’s burial chamber still exists inside the pyramid.
Additionally, Hawass speculated that there could be “something important” in the space below the corridor.
The head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri said they were, “going to continue our scanning… to figure out what we can find beneath it, or just by the end of this corridor.”
The corridor discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities
The discovery was made through the Scan Pyramids project, an international project that uses non-invasive technology to map internal voids and better understand the pyramids’ structures.
Some of the technology used includes infrared thermography, 3D simulations, and cosmic-ray imaging. Scientists fed a 6-millimeter-thick endoscope from Japan through the pyramid’s walls to help collect the data.
The Pyramid of Giza is the last oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the last one largely standing.
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