Mysterious unknown structure discovered near the Pyramids of Giza
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15.05.2024 Egypt Giza   17
Mysterious unknown structure discovered near the Pyramids of Giza

If you believe the latest reports, a significant breakthrough in archaeological research has been achieved in Egypt. The recent discovery of a mysterious structure buried under the sands near the famous Great Pyramid of Giza may likely change our perception of these ancient structures.

This remarkable find, detailed in a report published May 5 by a joint team from the National Research Institute Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics of Egypt, as well as Japan's Higashi Nippon International University and Tohoku University, adds another layer to the ongoing research of this ancient site.

This mysterious structure is located at approximately one and a half to six feet deep. one-half feet below the surface of the Western Cemetery, next to the famous Great Pyramid of Khufu, also known as the Great Pyramid of Giza, has an unconventional L-shape, measuring approximately 33 by 49 feet. This structure is not like the great pyramids that tower over the desert landscape; it is completely filled with sand, suggesting that it may have been deliberately buried after construction, adding to the intrigue surrounding its origin and purpose.

The intrigue deepens further, however, when the team discovers a mysterious anomaly underneath structure, lying at a depth of 16 to 33 feet. Researchers speculate that this anomaly may be composed of electrically resistive material such as sand and gravel, possibly containing voids or air pockets within.

The placement of this structure within the Western Cemetery provides valuable context for understanding its potential meanings. Surrounded by the tombs of King Khufu's family members, which are usually located above burial ramparts, the area stands out as an anomaly, devoid of any visible tombs and appearing as a simple expanse of sand. The lack of previous underground investigations only deepens the mystery, prompting the team to wonder what lies beneath the surface.

Using advanced techniques such as ground penetrating radar (GPR) and electrical tomography (ERT), the researchers carefully mapped territory, revealing clues about the nature of the buried structure. They suggest that the upper part of the structure may consist of vertical limestone walls or shafts, while suggesting the presence of a tomb below. However, they emphasize the need for further detailed research to confirm this possibility, highlighting the complexity and uncertainty of their findings.

Starting in 2021, this ongoing research project is documented in the journal Archaeological Prospection, where the team reflects on the significance of their discoveries. They highlight the importance of continuity between surface and deep structures, hinting at potential discoveries that further research may reveal. Ultimately, the true meaning of this enigmatic structure remains shrouded in mystery, awaiting the diligent efforts of future research to unravel its mysteries.

Source: timesofindia

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