A Mysterious Look Inside Giza

New scans suggest there may be something unknown in the great pyramid.

An international team of scientists using infrared thermography have found several anomalies on the eastern side of the Khufu Pyramid, also known as the Great Pyramid of Giza, which may indicate previously unknown cavities like hidden rooms or tunnels. Members of the team, known as Operation Scan Pyramids, note the higher temperatures on these stones could be due to air currents from vacant spaces behind its walls.

The Khufu Pyramid will undergo further investigation over the next couple of months, including 3-D modeling and simulations. As the Scan Pyramids motto reads: “Just because a mystery is 4,500 years old doesn’t mean it can’t be solved … “