New void identified in the Great Pyramid

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New void identified in the Great Pyramid

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1stellarexplorer
nov 2, 2017, 11:42am

It’s large, and no one knows whether it’s a chamber of archeological significance, or possible a gap left to reduce pressure on the ancient structure:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41845445

2PossMan
nov 2, 2017, 12:17pm

There's also an account in the Guardian but I prefer the one you've linked to. It's intriguing and I'd like to think it's not just a big hole. I get the impression we may have to wait a long time to find out.

4timspalding
nov 2, 2017, 3:25pm

I bet it's nothing. $10, any takers?

5PossMan
nov 2, 2017, 4:02pm

>4 timspalding:: a mere $10 suggests you're not all that confident. I'd go $100 against if I thought we might have an answer within the next few years. But I suspect we won't. And when I say I believe "nothing" is wrong it's not because I expect there will be new Tutankhamun or a treasure hoard but because I think we may discover a reason for the presence of this cavity, or perhaps some items of archaeological significance even if only hieroglyphs or a stonemason's hammer.

6Marissa_Doyle
nov 2, 2017, 4:23pm

It's full of very sharp razor blades and unspoiled bananas. ;)

7PossMan
nov 3, 2017, 8:26am

"The Conversation" have a story here:- https://theconversation.com/particle-physicists-discover-mysterious-structure-in... from The Conversation for November 3 2017 - 87117253&utm_content=Latest from The Conversation for November 3 2017 - 87117253+CID_e990d567cbb7d188ceed97c48d1176e2&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=Particle physicists discover mysterious structure in Great Pyramid heres how they did it

8PossMan
maj 8, 2018, 7:16am

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/tutankhamun-secret-chambers-king...
Not what I was hoping for but I suppose really not a surprise.

9pmackey
maj 8, 2018, 7:28am

>8 PossMan: I saw the article in the Washington Post and was disappointed.

10Macumbeira
maj 8, 2018, 2:59pm

They'll find other chambers when tourism is slowing down. Don't worry

11pmackey
maj 9, 2018, 5:06am

>10 Macumbeira: That's a wry comment, but I never thought of it that way. I'm sure there was an increase of tourism when the possibility of the chamber was announced. The situation reminds me of Geraldo Rivera's over-hyped and anti-climatic Al Capone chamber from a few years back.

12Macumbeira
maj 9, 2018, 1:36pm

>11 pmackey: It is nasty world outside. That's why I stay here

13pmackey
maj 9, 2018, 1:41pm

>12 Macumbeira: Well, don't get too comfortable or some future archeologist or Geraldo may use your secret lair for their own gains.

14PossMan
feb 20, 2020, 2:24pm

Here we go again:-
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00465-y?utm_source=Nature+Briefing&am...

I'd really really love this to be true but I'm afraid like previous reports it will come to nothing.

15clamairy
feb 20, 2020, 5:33pm

>14 PossMan: Yeah, not holding my breath.