Experts announce pyramid findings



2016-01-18 16:35:13

A delegation of experts has announced the early findings of an investigation into whether four of Egypt’s best known pyramids contain secret chambers.

Operation ScanPyramids aims to use modern technology to solve this long unsolved mystery. Some of the cutting edge techniques include infrared thermography and 3D reconstruction.

The project began in October 2015 and will run through to the end of 2016. It will focus on the Great and Khafre pyramids at Giza and the Red and Bent pyramids at Dahshur.

While the results are inconclusive so far, they offer up some interesting questions.

Matthieu Klein, an expert from Canada's Laval University, explained in a press conference: "There is a clear separation of temperature on the west face of Red pyramid. The bottom is colder than the top.

"It's interesting. We have no answers yet... Could it be because of the wind? Maybe, but it's interesting.”

If a find was to be made, it could prove a sensation.

Egypt’s antiquities minister Mamduh al-Damati commented: "The primary result tells us that we have some news, some good news.

"We will have some secrets to solve in the pyramids, but it's very early to say what they are."

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