According to reports from Egyptian media, new anomalies were detected by researchers in the Egyptian Pyramids
A group o international researchers is studying the Pyramids of Egypt and their intricate design with innovative and ‘fresh’ technologies that could help unravel century-long mysteries surrounding the pyramids of Egypt, their builders, and their true purpose.
According to preliminary results from Egypt, the equipment used by researchers has detected thermal ‘points of interest’ in the northern facade of the Great Pyramid at Giza, commonly referred to as The Great Pyramid of Khufu or Cheops, and on the western face of the Red Pyramid of Dashur.
Researchers participating in the new revolutionary project called Scan Pyramids use a mixture of innovative and new technologies such as infrared thermography, muon radiography, and 3-D reconstruction in order to identify the presence of unknown internal structures of the Pyramids. The use of infrared thermography has allowed researchers to identify several anomalous spots at the Great Pyramid of Giza where temperature spikes were registered.
“The primary result tells us that we have some good news,” Antiquities Minister Mamduh al-Damati said at a news conference. “Although no discoveries have yet been made, scans have revealed several anomalies which indicate that a discovery could be made in the pyramids by the end of 2016.”
Last year in November, researchers detected incredible thermal anomalies at the eastern side of the Great Pyramid of Giza which according to unconfirmed reports, could indicate the presence of an unknown cavity or internal structure.
Upon further examination of other parts of the ancient monument, an infrared survey carried out revealed a similar anomaly on the northern side of the monument.
“We are not drawing any conclusions at the moment,” Mehdi Tayoubi, co-director of the ScanPyramids mission with Hany Helal, a professor at Cairo University’s Faculty of Engineering and former minister of research and higher education, told Discovery News in an interview.
“This project is evolving in real time according to what happens on the field. Our goal is to inform step by step about all the actions we take,” he added.
“Because we need to confirm that the anomalies are still there in a long time period and because we need to make hypothesis and simulation, we are going to measure the temperatures during 24 hours for each phase,” Tayoubi said.
Researchers hope that in long-term surveys, they will be able to eliminate natural factors which might trick instruments, like wind and changing seasons.
However, the Great Pyramid at Giza isn’t the only ancient monument in Egypt which presents thermal anomalies. According to investigators, another intriguing and +unexpected’ discovery was made when instruments registered anomalies on some of the limestone blocks that were used to construct the western side of Red Pyramid in Dahshur.
“There is a clear difference of temperature, a cold and a hot zone, which is not found on the other sides. The bottom is colder than the top,” Matthieu Klein of Canada’s Laval University told reporters.
“It could be because of the wind … We have no answers yet, that’s why we need long time measurements and hypothesis simulations,” he said.
We expect to have new details on how to project is advancing by the end of February, possibly sooner when researchers will place ‘plates’ inside the monuments in order to capture ‘cosmic particles’.
The revolutionary technology basically relies on ‘mouns’ that continuously bathe the Earth’s surface. These ‘mouns’ originate in the upper layers of our planet’s atmosphere, where these are created by the collision between cosmic rays of our galactic neighborhood and the nuclei of atoms present in Earth’s atmosphere.
“Just like X-rays pass through our bodies allowing us to visualize our skeleton, these elementary particles, weighing around 200 times more than electrons, can very easily pass through any structure, even large and thick rocks, such as mountains,” Tayoubi said.
Researchers will then create muon radiographic imagery, which could eventually reveal hidden chambers inside the pyramids. Expect new news by the end of February, when potentially history changing announcements could be made.