Egypt is learning more about its ancient past thanks to the Scan Pyramid Project, which has revealed not one but three thermal anomalies at the foot of Khufu's pyramid.
The Scan Pyramid project is underway and has revealed another anomaly, adding further mystery to the Great Pyramids of Giza. Using a thermal camera, scientist have discovered that there isn’t one thermal anomaly but rather three detected in adjacent stones at the bottom of the Great Pyramid.
Scientists are buzzing and theorising about the latest mystery uncovered by thermal scanning of the pyramids. Using a thermal camera, scientists have found that three adjacent stones exhibit more heat the rest of the pyramids. Some believe it may be the existence of empty areas within the pyramid, some argue it could be internal air currents causing the increase of heat, while some speculate the use of different building materials.
A statement released by the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry claims experts have "concluded the existence of several thermal anomalies that were observed on all monuments during the heating-up or the cooling-down phases." At the conference, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh al-Damati highlighted that the most impressive anomaly was found on the east side of the Pyramid Khufu and showed that "the first row of the pyramid's stones are all uniform, then we come here and find that there's a difference in the formation."
This is the latest discovery from the Pyramid Scan Project, which has already confirmed suspicions that there is a hidden chamber in King Tut’s tomb. Surely this won’t be the first or last discovery the project will reveal, as it set to continue to the end of 2016 and will likely add, or possibly solve, the mystery, while alluring tourists to visit one of the greatest wonders of the ancient world.