Egypt archaeologist criticises pyramid void 'discovery'

November 5, 2017
Scientists have discovered a plane-sized "void" inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops, aka Pyramid of Khufu, on the south
Scientists have discovered a plane-sized "void" inside the Great Pyramid of Cheops, aka Pyramid of Khufu, on the southern outskirts of the capital Cairo

An Egyptian archaeologist overseeing a project to scan a pyramid for voids on Saturday criticised the announcement of a discovery of a passenger plane-sized cavity in the Great Pyramid.

Scientists with the ScanPyramids project revealed on Thursday that the void discovered with subatomic particle scans was the first major structure found inside the pyramid since the 19th century.

It is thought to be at least 30 metres (98 feet) long and located above the "Grand Gallery"—a sloped corridor almost 50 metres long and nine metres high which links Khufu's burial chamber at the pyramid's centre to a tunnel leading outside.

The findings were published by the science journal Nature.

But Zahi Hawass, who heads the ScanPyramids science committee overseeing the project, said there was no new "discovery".

He said he had met other scientists from ScanPyramids who "showed us their conclusions, and we informed them this is not a ," he told AFP.

"The pyramid is full of voids and that does not mean there is a secret chamber or a ," he said.

In a statement on Friday, the head of the government's antiquities council Mustafa Waziri also criticised the announcement.

"The has to proceed in a scientific way that follows the steps of scientific research and its discussion before publication," he said.

The monument—139 metres high today, and 230 metres wide—was erected as a tomb for Khufu, also known as Cheops. To this day, nobody knows quite how it was built.

The void, said co-author Kunihiro Morishima from Nagoya University in Japan, "was not known by anyone until now, from when the pyramid was built 4,500 years ago".

"The big void is completely closed," he added, which means anything inside it would not have been "touched by anyone after the pyramid (was) built".

The pharaohs of ancient Egypt built these monumental tombs for themselves, complete with sarcophagus to hold their embalmed mummies, and stocked with everything they could require for the afterlife, including food, clothing and jewellery.

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knowphiself
not rated yet Nov 05, 2017
what is it now ?

tooth hurty again !

2:30

no, well
go back to sleep &

wake me when it's some thing more unofficial.

like is it working !

or are you still playing with it?
thomasct
1 / 5 (5) Nov 06, 2017
What the fake Egypt-ologists won't tell is that the pyramids were built in 71,344BC, by our ancient forefathers who came here 22million years ago. . (The Pleiadian Mission by Randolph Winters based on precise data give by et in theyfly.com). They were built by androids. (The Far Sight Institute). Extremely high tech machining that cannot be replicated today was used, Chris Dunn YouTubes.

22 million years ago? Consider the moon, a 5B+ year hollow, titanium crusted artificial satellite that if natural should be 30miles diameter but is a 2350miles diameter planet. David Icke The moon is not what you think it is.
antialias_physorg
5 / 5 (4) Nov 06, 2017
^ and ^^
I'm just gonna start reporting this spam and crankery until physorg starts enforcing their guidelines. Getting so fed up with having to press the "ignore user" button.
Caliban
5 / 5 (1) Nov 06, 2017
Anyone familiar with the current state of Egyptology is familiar with the rancorous, erratic, peripatetic, and --some would say-- petty and vindictive, Zahi Hawass.

This is sort of SOP for him, and, not for the first time, he has been involved directly or indirectly, and possibly in the executive capacity, to enable a certain avenue of inquiry to be officially pursued, and then to criticize the findings.

Most recently this occurred with respect to the Great Sphinx. Now we see the same scenario play out again. And to no conceivable purpose.

It's one thing to make a claim like this, and quite another to produce evidence in support.
Unfortunately for Egyptology, and for those interested, Hawass indulges in this muddying of the waters and obfuscation to an unkown(to us)end, and no one seems to be able to compel him to substantiate either claims or ends.

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Caliban
5 / 5 (1) Nov 06, 2017
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We won't be seeing any objective, verifiable findings that validate his claims in this matter.

While plenty of effort has been put into detecting additional chambers within the GP, not much of it can be established with any certainty.
Even assuming that, like some of the other pyramids, the GP features these "relieving chambers", as they are called --and this is by no means unlikely-- that is still no guarantee that they are used in the same fashion as in other pyramids, since they are seen to evolve in both construction technique and purpose over time.

Ultimately, this idiocy resolves itself upon two points, firstly, that Hawass won't be ponying up ANY evidence to prove what he is saying, besides the anecdotal, and secondly --if he, in fact, possessed this information-- why didn't he make it available to these researchers, in order to avoid just such an embarrassment as this?
leetennant
5 / 5 (1) Nov 06, 2017
What the fake Egypt-ologists won't tell is that the pyramids were built in 71,344BC, by our ancient forefathers who came here 22million years ago. . (The Pleiadian Mission by Randolph Winters based on precise data give by et in theyfly.com). They were built by androids. (The Far Sight Institute). Extremely high tech machining that cannot be replicated today was used, Chris Dunn YouTubes.

22 million years ago? Consider the moon, a 5B+ year hollow, titanium crusted artificial satellite that if natural should be 30miles diameter but is a 2350miles diameter planet. David Icke The moon is not what you think it is.


Your alien crazy is way more fun than your climate denial crazy. I should hang out here more oftne

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