The Washington Post

Giza pyramid chamber unveiled


Egypt’s antiquitie­s authoritie­s on Thursday unveiled a newly discovered sealed-off chamber inside one of the Great Pyramids at Giza, just outside of Cairo, that dates back some 4,500 years ago.

The corridor — on the northern side of the Pyramid of Khufu — was discovered using modern scanning technology. It measures nearly 30 feet long and more than 6 feet wide, perched above the main entrance of the pyramid.

Archaeolog­ists do not know the function of the chamber, which is not accessible from the outside.

Egyptian archaeolog­ist Zahi Hawass and Tourism Minister Ahmed Issa, announced the discovery Thursday. The Scan Pyramids project, an internatio­nal program that uses scans to look at unexplored sections of the ancient structure, was credited for the find.

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