Something about Ancient Egypt fascinates me on a very fundamental level. So when I read something like a new corridor has been filmed with an endoscope, I get giddy. While much has been discovered about Egypt‘s past- including how they lived and hieroglyphs that help to clarify its history- there is still much to be uncovered. A never before seen look inside a newly discovered corridor in the Pyramid of Giza could lead to a larger discovery about King Khufu.
The chamber itself was detected back in 2016 using an imaging technique called muography by Scan Pyramids. Scan Pyramids is a group of scientists that have set out to uncover some of the largest mysteries surrounding the pyramids of Giza.
Two time Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass speculates there could be something very important underneath the corridor. He said the corridor itself represents a “major discovery” and that it would “enter houses and homes of people all over the world for the first time.” He also hopes that if the burial chamber of King Khufu still exists that it will help lead them to his tomb. “I’m sure in a few months from now we can see if what I’m saying is correct or not.”
Video from an endoscope showed the inside of the corridor. The depth of it is 9m (30ft) long and 2.1m (7ft) wide. It’s possible (from an architectural standpoint) the corridor was created to redistribute the weight around the entrance of another undiscovered chamber, which is what Hawass is hoping is the burial chamber of King Khufu.
You can watch the full video about the discovery here at ScanPyramids.org.