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Pyramid Interior Revealed Using Cosmic Rays

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posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 02:54 PM
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An interesting article of how a group of researchers "x-rayed" the Bent Pyramid in search for hidden chambers, and the future scanning of pyramids at Giza.
Looking forward to any updates, and hopefully some discovery.



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The internal structure of an ancient Egyptian pyramid was revealed for the first time using cosmic particles, a team of international researchers reports. The innovative technology was applied to the Bent Pyramid, a 4,500-year-old monument so named because of its sloping upper half. According to the researchers, who presented their results in Cairo on Tuesday to Khaled El-Enany, minister of Antiquities and the former minister Mamdouh El-Damaty, the outcome was "excellent" as it showed the inside of the monument as with an X-ray.




This is the first of four pyramids to be investigated within the ScanPyramids, a project carried out by a team from Cairo University's Faculty of Engineering and the Paris-based non-profit organization Heritage, Innovation and Preservation under the authority of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. The others are the Great Pyramid, Khafre or Chephren at Giza, and the Red pyramid at Dahshur.

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posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 03:30 PM
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Interesting ... then I guess it's about time to place our bets! I'd say they'll:

- discover that the interior of Khafre's pyramid is more complex than we thought up to now
- stumble upon a few more cavities/chambers inside the GP

The article mentions that they didn't come across any surprises or unknown shafts/chambers in the bent pyramid. However, I still look forward to the next scans (although they seem to be quite time consuming if it took them 4 months up to now to analyze the bent pyramid).

S&F




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posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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It is time consuming.
Because, unlike an xray machine, cosmic rays don't appear on demand where and when you want them.

It is very, very cool tech they are using.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 04:13 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: jeep3r

It is time consuming.
Because, unlike an xray machine, cosmic rays don't appear on demand where and when you want them.

It is very, very cool tech they are using.


No cryo.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: chr0naut

Cryo is very, very cold.

As well as being cool.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: chr0naut

Cryo is very, very cold.

As well as being cool.


Yeah, I loved to sit up in the radioteloscopes of the Compact Array out at Narrabri, MOPRA and Parkes, listening to the "phut phut" of the cryo pumps.

No one disturbs you and I suppose I imagined I was just that much closer to the stars (plus it is comforting to know that everything is working).



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 04:29 PM
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This should be interesting, since this is basically the sequence of construction of these pyramids.

When I scrolled through the pictures, one of the captions said it took 40 days just to collect enough muons to make a satisfactory photograph. I don't think there's any way to speed it up (and it looked as if they sealed off the sections and tried for dust-free conditions, which is hard to do in Egypt.)



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: Mianeye

Placing bets now,

We will not get any more pictures, no details. Nada.

...maybe one vague pic of a scrambled chamber, from "somewhere inside the pyramid"...



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 12:14 AM
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We will not get any more pictures, no details. Nada.

You've seen pictures? Where?



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 12:24 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Exactly.

Maybe they will find pools of liquid mercury like in Teotihuacan? -no-



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 12:27 AM
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Exactly.
Oh. So you haven't seen any pictures. When you said "any more" it seemed that you had seen some.


Maybe they will find pools of liquid mercury like in Teotihuacan?
Yeah. Or maybe a spaceship!



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 12:51 AM
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The pictures won't be able to show the interior of the pyramid in any conventional sense. They'll be more like X-ray scans with blobs of noise and dark points where the muon particles have hit the film. They'll then use computers/software to analyse the dots and blurs to create a 3D image of the pyramid. So rather than a photograph, it'd be a computer-simulated rendition.

They're already up-and-at 'em at the Giza Plateau. Now that's something that's sure to gain a lot of attention.

Apart from the PR side of things (news releases, articles etc), it's an expensive research project and the imagery will likely appear when they publish their findings in a relevant journal.

ETA - They've got a website with this detailed PDF
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posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 01:03 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: jeep3r

It is time consuming.
Because, unlike an xray machine, cosmic rays don't appear on demand where and when you want them.

It is very, very cool tech they are using.


I wonder if the method would reveal fine details such as smaller cavities that one might expect in the vicinity of the lower shafts inside the GP. Gantenbrink's door comes to mind:

More details and image source

From a conspiratorial point of view, it would be quite strange if they found "nothing". On the other hand, this is a mission/project under the authority of the ministry of antiquities, so anything's possible I guess.

And let's not forget: if they don't find anything in those shafts, then the queen would have suffocated, or her soul would have run into a wall of stone (outfitted with electrodes/steel handles) upon ascending to the stars. /*scarcasm off*/


P.S.: Does anybody know why the Queen's chamber and the lower parts of the Grand Gallery are encrusted in layers of salt?

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posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 01:08 AM
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Does anybody know why the Queen's chamber and the lower parts of the Grand Gallery are encrusted in layers of salt?
My guess is the source of the limestone would be of interest in determining that. Is limestone known to contain salts?


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posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 01:19 AM
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Here's a quote from one of the links above regarding the salt deposits:


While it has been suggested that this build up of salt was the result of the great flood, there would need to be many great floods to deposit salt on the walls to such a thickness.

Moreover, similar deposits are not found in other areas of the pyramids. There was some in the horizontal passage and the lower parts of the Grand Gallery. There is also some in the Subterranean Pit.


Perhaps we've got some stonemasons or building conservation specialists on here who can shed some light on this ...



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 01:30 AM
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a reply to: jeep3r

Your link is to Gizapower. Is there a different source referring to salt deposits?



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 02:12 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

On the fly, only a descriptive passage by Flinders Petrie:
www.ronaldbirdsall.com...



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 02:34 AM
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a reply to: jeep3r

Your link gives us a clue to salt deposits. I was thinking of aeolian erosion as the process for creating them and your link points us towards 'salt exudation' instead.

Exudation



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 06:22 AM
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a reply to: Mianeye

I think the "Great Pyramid" will be the most interesting to see, Khafres will most likely, in my opinion, be shown to be filled mainly with rubble. However, if it shows unknown hidden cavities in the second Khafre pyramid, it would be a game changer since it's believed they've found everything to find in the second.

I'm betting on hidden chambers being revealed in the "Great Pyramid"



Great find OP.

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posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 06:49 AM
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While it has been suggested that this build up of salt was the result of the great flood, there would need to be many great floods to deposit salt on the walls to such a thickness.


Unless it was submerged for a long period of time, then it could build up.



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