Physicists have found the alleged “secret room” in the pyramid of Cheops

Physicists have found the alleged “secret room” in the pyramid of Cheops

MOSCOW, Nov 2 — RIA Novosti. Physics found near the tomb of the Pharaoh and the main corridor of the pyramid of Cheops previously unknown region of the voids, which may be a secret tomb or passage in it, says the article, published in the journal Scientific Reports.

“When we saw this area of emptiness, we realized that we had stumbled upon something very interesting and large, abandoned all other projects and concentrated on the study of this region, located directly above the corridor in the tomb of Cheops. Now we are sure that she really exists, and it was the first discovery of its kind in the great pyramid since the middle ages, when it was opened by Caliph al-Mamun in the 9th century of our era,” said Mehdi Taybi (Mehdi Tayoubi) of the HIP Institute in Paris (France).

Secrets of the pharaohs

The pyramid of Cheops, one of the seven original wonders of the world, was built in the middle of the third Millennium BC by the Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops), the representative of the fourth dynasty of the old Kingdom, during which were built the “great pyramid” of Ancient Egypt.

This structure with a height of 145 meters and a width and a length of 230 meters and remains one of the tallest and largest buildings ever created by mankind.

Over the last two centuries inside the pyramid scientists have found three rooms, one of which was allegedly buried the Pharaoh himself, the other his wife, and the third was considered a lure or a trap for the robbers. The walls of the corridors that lead to the tomb of Khufu, was found an unusual channels and structures that scientists now believe the elements of the “security system”, the keepers of the Pharaoh from blemishes.

The mummy of the Pharaoh and his wife were never found, which leads many archaeologists to believe that their tombs actually were not opened, and is still hidden inside the pyramid. Two years ago, looking for these secret rooms began physics from Nagoya University, Paris and Cairo, studying the pyramid with the help of detectors of cosmic particles and space-based telescopes in the framework of the project ScanPyramids.

Breathing space

Every second in the upper atmosphere of the Earth formed millions of muons — charged particles, resulting from collisions of cosmic rays with gas molecules in the air. These collisions scatter the muons to near-light speeds, so they penetrate tens to hundreds of meters deep into the planet’s surface. Every square meter of the Earth’s surface, as measurements show scientists absorbs about 10 thousand of these particles.

French archaeologists and physics, together with Japanese scientists, adapted telescopes that can “see” the muons, to search for voids and hidden spaces in the monuments of antiquity.

This technique works in a very simple way — the muon flux decreases in air and in empty space much slower than when passing through the thickness of rocks or earth that allows you to search the secret room for spikes in the muon background.

In October last year, the project participants ScanPyramids announced the sensational discovery — they were able to find several previously unknown voids inside the pyramid that may be the secret tombs of the “Lord of two houses” and his wife.

This discovery has caused a sharp rejection among archaeologists and Egyptologists, accusing physicists in the wrong interpretation of the data.