Archaeologists scan Egypt’s Pyramid of Giza

June 3, 2016
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Тew scanner at the Great Pyramids of Giza was tested by archaeologists in Egypt on Thursday. Scienists hope that modern technology can help them to uncover ancient secrets buried deep beneath the stone. Egypt’s former antiquities minister Zahi Hawass also participated in the scan procedure. This new scanner uses subatomic particles known as muons, and this method should help in the examining of 4,500-year-old pyramids of Giza.

Famed Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass has been appointed by the Antiquities Ministry to head the team on scanning the secret rooms in the Great Pyramids of Giza. On June 2, archaeological team conducted a scan of the old structure with a new muon scanner. “It will be real luck if we can find one of the three cameras we already know exists within, we will continue to scan,” Hawass said. The Antiquities Ministry appointed Dr Hawass as head of the team of scientists to processing the scanning results.

Actually, late last year, the thermal scan revealed a large anomaly in the pyramid — the three adjacent stones at its base which recorded higher temperatures than others. Previously, Hawass did not trust the scanning procedure, but now changed his opinion. “I hope that these scans will help us to get accurate information,” said the Egyptian archaeologist.

The debate over possible new discoveries in the field of Egyptologists are all over the world, the basic theory is the presence of additional rooms adjacent to the tomb of Pharao Tutankhamun.

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