For some of us, the pyramids of Egypt are just a tourist attraction. However, with scientific progress, fascinating new discoveries raise even more questions. We suggest taking a look at these new mysteries.
Biggest Mysteries Of Ancient Egypt
5. Hidden Rooms In The Great Pyramid Of Giza
In 1993, the Upuaut 2 crawler robot discovered a small door in the southern shaft of the pyramid, behind which an empty space and another door were later found.
In 2010, the modernized robot Djedi took photos on the other side of the first door that showed copper handles and ocher red paints.
Also, although no one has entered the well for 9 years, new scratches have appeared on the walls and ceiling.
4. What’s The Real Age Of The Great Pyramid?
The Inventory Stela found at Giza in the 19th century says that Khufu ordered that the Sphinx be restored, not built.
This, along with the grooves on its body, the result of an erosion that took about 8,000 years, raises questions about the era of the Great Pyramid: the Sphinx is considered a younger monument.
3. The Thermal Mystery Of The Great Pyramid
The 2016 infrared thermographic study showed inexplicable hollows underneath the Great Pyramid and near the top.
The lower hollows are supposed to be either some yet unfound chamber or underground passage. The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities hasn’t given any comments yet.
2. Pyramid Construction Technology
Chemist Joseph Davidovits says the blocks were mounted on top of each other, and that would explain their weight and the lack of spaces between them.
However, geologists and paleontologists argue that the blocks are processed sedimentary rocks, refuting Davidovits’s theory. There is still no single hypothesis.
1. The Curse Of Tutankhamun’s Tomb
Studying the tomb in 1922, Howard Carter and his expedition found a plaque with text about a terrible punishment that would follow the opening of the sealed tomb.
Carter did not believe it, but in 1930, there were reports of 22 deaths among those who were present when the tomb was opened, as well as members of their families.
There is still no confirmed explanation of the “curse”, the only theory is that of the poison on the walls of the tomb and the sarcophagus.
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