Egypt revealed on Thursday that a long corridor was discovered inside the Great Pyramid of Giza. It was the first to be discovered on the north side of the structure.
A corridor measuring 9 meters (approximately 30 feet) by 2 meters (over 6 feet) is located above the main entrance of the famous building and was detected using scanning. Although the function of the room is currently unknown. , such corridors often lead to further archaeological discoveries.
Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and the country’s Minister of Tourism Ahmed Eisa announced the discovery at the base of the pyramid.
This room was discovered by the Scan Pyramid Project. The Scan Pyramids Project is an international program that uses scans to explore unexplored parts of ancient structures.
Located about 11 miles from central Cairo, the pyramid is also known as the Pyramid of its builder Khufu, the 4th Dynasty pharaoh who ruled from 2509 to 2483 BC.
Ancient structures are the last surviving wonders of the ancient world. It has fascinated visitors since it was built as a royal tomb some 4,500 years ago. Experts disagree about how it and the other pyramids were built, so even relatively small discoveries are of great interest.
Egypt often publicly promotes its ancient discoveries to attract more tourists. It is a major source of foreign currency earnings for the cash-strapped North African country. The sector suffered a lengthy recession after political turmoil and riots following the 2011 riots.