Pyramid Scan Identifies an 'Impressive Anomaly' Behind the Blocks of the Great Pyramid

Pyramid Anomaly

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A couple of weeks ago we mentioned a new project that will scan Egypt's pyramids looking for secret chambers. The initial information on the project suggested that the scanning would begin with the pyramids at Dashour (the 'Red Pyramid' and the 'Bent Pyramid'), but in a news conference today Egyptian authorities have revealed that thermal scanning at the Giza Pyramids has already detected possible secret passageways or chambers:

Two weeks of new thermal scanning in Egypt’s Giza pyramids have identified anomalies in the 4,500 year-old burial structures, including a major one in the largest pyramid, the Antiquities Ministry announced Monday.

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty and technical experts working on the project showed the higher temperature being detected in three specific adjacent stones at the bottom of the pyramid in a live thermal camera presentation to journalists.

The scanning showed “a particularly impressive one (anomaly) located on the Eastern side of the Khufu pyramid at ground level,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The first row of the pyramid’s stones are all uniform, then we come here and find that there’s a difference in the formation,” said el-Damaty, pointing at the three stones showing higher temperatures.

While inspecting the area, el-Damaty said they found “that there is something like a small passage in the ground that you can see, leading up to the pyramids ground, reaching an area with a different temperature. What will be behind it?”

Here's some video of the press conference that has been posted to YouTube:

But is this discovery as exciting as the Egyptian Antiquities Minister would have us believe? An Egyptian Egyptologist who spoke to local news outlet Ahram Online claimed that "nothing would be found behind the blocks except for fractures, as this is the 'mother rock' of the plateau" - no doubt referring to the bedrock mound that the initial blocks of the pyramid were originally built around and upon.

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I'm not sure this precludes the existence of an ancient 'secret chamber' - any such natural fracture, if large enough, may in fact have been seen as the most sacred chamber possible, enough perhaps even to inspire the building of a pyramid upon. But I'm also a little skeptical of how hard Egyptian officials are pushing this, knowing the problems they are having with their tourism industry (especially after last week's air tragedy).

Nevertheless, I'm really excited to see this technology being used to search for secret locations around the Giza pyramids, which could result in discoveries that rewrite the history books. Presidential hopeful Ben Carson is probably hoping that they find some grain...

Looking forward to seeing more results from this project as they are released - exciting times!

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jupiter.enteract's picture
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As excited as I am about this development, the fact that this anomaly apparently lies so close to the base (as well as the surface) leads me to think it may not be an actual "chamber" but something else. We'll see. I'm frankly a bit more interested in seeing what the muon detector comes up with, since it can penetrate deeper into the pyramid, where more important finds are likely to be hidden methinks.

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From the quoted article:

Other heat anomalies were detected in the upper half of the pyramid that the experts said need to be investigated further.

The upper half includes the pyramid shafts and those odd stone configurations in them. I can' t wait to find out!

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I missed that detail--thanks.

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Carson was right - they stored grain in it, but not very much. It goes down as the least cost effective granary in history. It's the first known instance of a "pork barrel" project.

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The bases of the pyramids were flooded by water from the Nile on auspicious occasions to create an electro-magnetic field which would allow the Pharaohs to transmit their energy force or souls back to where they believed the came from - the dog star Sirius. I mention this in my new novel The Royal Secret tracing humanity's alien elitist path from Egypt to those today who seek to rule the world and the planets.

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My favorite home grown idle theory is that the pyramids with their original coating collected immense static charge during sandstorms that was funneled to the alleged crystal capstone where it was held in that capacitor and then bled off down conductor wires into the interior to do who knows what sort of "work."