Egypt, pyramid in Giza, tourists – illustrative photo.
Cairo – Scientists at the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, have discovered a nine-meter-long passageway hidden behind the main entrance that could lead to further discoveries. With reference to today's announcement by the Egyptian preservationists, the Reuters agency informs about it.
The discovery was made thanks to a project started in 2015, which uses modern technology to look inside the pyramid. It is the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that still stands today.
The unfinished corridor was probably built to relieve the pyramid either at the main entrance seven meters below, or at another as yet undiscovered chamber or space, the chief said the Egyptian Supreme Council for the Monuments of Mustafa Vaziri.
The Giza plain is located on the outskirts of Cairo. The Great Pyramid was built there as a monumental tomb around 2560 BC during the reign of Pharaoh Khufu (also known as Cheops). It rises to a height of 146 meters and was the tallest structure built by mankind until 1889 when the Eiffel Tower in Paris was completed.