A group of scientists discovered a corridor nine meters long and two meters wide Hidden in the Great Pyramid of KhufuThe Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced Thursday.
Tourism Minister Ahmed Issa said in Giza, the plateau where the mausoleum is located, that the tunnel has a triangular roof, “which was discovered on the northern face of the pyramid of King Khufu.” It was built over 4,500 years ago.
The discovery was made thanks to Project ScanPyramids, an international scientific mission studying the inside of the pyramids. without the need for excavations.
French, German, Canadian and Japanese universities are collaborating on the project, in addition to a group of Egyptian experts.
According to archaeologist Zahi Hawass, who heads the scientific committee supervising the project, It is “quite possible” that the tunnel “protects something”.
“In my opinion, the real burial chamber of King Khufu protects,” said the country’s former antiquities minister.
The pyramid of Khufu, the largest of the three pyramids at Giza, is lThe last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is still standing.
monument 139 meters high and 230 wideIt is located on the Giza plateau, next to the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure.