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Scientists discover hidden chamber in Great Pyramid

AP, CAIRO

For example, late last year thermal scanning identified a major anomaly in the Great Pyramid — three adjacent stones at its base that registered higher temperatures than others.

Speculation that King Tutankhamun’s tomb contains additional antechambers stoked interest in recent years, before scans by ground-penetrating radar and other tools came up empty, raising doubts about the claim.

The muon scan is accomplished by planting special plates inside and around the pyramid to collect data on the particles, which rain down from the earth’s atmosphere.

They pass through empty spaces, but can be absorbed or deflected by harder surfaces, allowing scientists to study their trajectories and discern what is stone and what is not.

While the technology can detect large open spaces, it cannot discern what is inside, so it is unclear if the empty space contains any objects.

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