Scientists find secret voids in Giza Pyramid that could hide mythical Pharaoh

A band of plucky archaeologists have found new secret spaces inside the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt that could be the tomb of a mythical Pharaoh.

The two new voids were only discovered due to scientists working with a ridiculously powerful scanner that they intend to apply within the complex.

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the seventh wonders of the world and was likely built over a period of 27 years in 26th century BC.

It was dedicated to the Pharaoh Khufu, who ruled over Egypt at the time and took 2.3 million blocks to make.

The archaeologists believe that one of the voids is between 98 feet long and 20 feet wide.

They hope that fresh scans will reveal the actual purpose of the chambers.

Archaeologists from Cornell University said in their study: “We plan to field a telescope system that has upwards of 100 times the sensitivity of the equipment that has recently been used at the Great Pyramid."

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“Since the detectors that are proposed are very large, they cannot be placed inside the pyramid, therefore our approach is to put them outside and move them along the base.

"In this way, we can collect muons from all angles in order to build up the required data set."

But what actually are Muons?

Well, they’re particles similar to electrons and can be picked up by sensitive telescopes.

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Unlike electrons, muons react differently with air and stone and can thus be mapped.

This means scientists can use their trajectory to notice any pockets or air in stone buildings.

It is hoped that the technology could even show rare artefacts inside the voids.

Hopefully, it will also show any potential traps as nobody wants another Brendan Fraser "Mummy" movie on their hands.

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