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Scanpyramids Project Update

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posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 08:02 PM
This came through on the EFF mailing list (the mailing list for Egyptologists and students of ancient Egypt)

A.K. Eyma via
Oct 13 (1 day ago)

to EEF
Ministry of Antiquities press release:

The scientific archaeological committee appointed by Minister
of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El-Enany to follow up the work carried
out by The Scanpyramids project, has met today (Thursdqy13/10/
2016) to review the latest results of the ScanPyramids work.
The scientific archaeological committee is led by former minister
of antiquities Dr. Zahi Hawass and the participation of Dr. Mark
Lehner, the Ancient Egypt Research Associates Director; Dr.
Merslav Barta, Director of the Czech archaeological mission in
Saqqara; Dr.Riner Schtudlmen, former director of the German
archaeological insstitute.

During the meeting Dr. Hani Helal, ScanPyramids Coordinator
explains in details the results that the mission achieved
along the past year inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the
Dahshur Bent Pyramid.

He said that more research is required for the Bent pyramid but
inside the Great Pyramid the project mission located two anomalies:
one at the upper part of the entrance gate and the second was
found at its northern eastern side.

Dr. Helal pointed out that along the up coming period more
researches and studies are to be carried out in order to identify
the natures of these anomalies as well as their functions, nature
and sizes that are not yet identified on his part Dr. Hawass that
the members of the committee assigned by the minister of
antiquities approved in principal the results of the research
carried out by ScanPyramids project. He asserted that the committee
is to prepare a detailed final scientific and archaeological report
on the committee opinion towards the steps of the project since
its begining until now. The report would be sent to Dr. El-Enany
for discussion. Dr. Hawass added that members of the committee
approved in principal on the ScanPyramids request to extend the
time of the project for another year on the condition of the
approval of the Ministry's Permanent Committee and take all legal

Though Hawass is mentioned, he's strictly in an advisory position here. The real power is another Egyptologist, Dr. Khaled El-Enany, who is now Minister of Antiquities. There's nothing actually new in this beyond the point that they finished the initial scan and the method has been proven to give reliable information. They want to check out two areas on the Great Pyramid but it'll take a lot of careful planning because they don't want to damage the structure. Don't expect them to run in with lasers blasting in the next three weeks.

I expect that they'll run other scans on the anomalies. Bent Pyramid should get a lot of attention (maybe not from here, but from Egyptologists) to see if new data clarifies the reason why the angle of this pyramid was changed... and if there's anything else interesting in it. I expect announcements in 2017 about the new projects but (given the size of the buildings and the amount of technology needed) don't expect any results announced until late 2017 or 2018.

posted on Oct, 14 2016 @ 08:25 PM
Thanks for the update on the project status!!!
Much appreciated.

posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 09:08 PM
Still not seeing Houdin's "internal ramp" (not expecting to either).

posted on Oct, 17 2016 @ 09:18 PM

originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
Still not seeing Houdin's "internal ramp" (not expecting to either).

I was never really convinced of his idea, frankly. The idea of dragging stones up the pyramid in a long chain, one rock at a time just seems like a real time-waster. The pyramid has 4 sides and if you just haul them up the sides of the structure, you can work on four sides at once.

posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 07:12 AM
up to date there have several voids been found with muon detectors.

north side, directly behind the original entrance´s chevron slabs, one or more voids.
The most recent detectors will be collected in Nov 2016.

Each plate revealed significant exce ss of muons in the same direction. Several studies were then conducted to prov e that this excess of m uons , which could be interpreted as a void , was not statistical fluctuation or noise. The comparison with detailed simulations shows that this excess is l argely above 5 s igmas. A 5 sigma excess corresponds to an effect wit h a probability above 99.9999%. This value is commonly used in high energy p hysics as a discovery threshold . This excess has t he shape of a straight line. This feature strongly suggests that it cannot ori ginate from inhomogeneities along the viewing lines, but from one or several voids.

Having conducting those three complementary techniques, we are now able to confirm the existence of a “ void ” hidden behind the North Face , that could have the form of at least one corridor going inside the Great Pyramid. The precise shape, size, and exact position of this void is now under further investigation. It should be done with the help of 12 new Muon Emulsion plates that are installed in the descending corridor , and will be collected by the end of October 2016 .

on the N/ E edge voids have been detected, under the already known cavities ( aka Bob´s room).

edit on 18-10-2016 by anti72 because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 05:18 PM
as far as i can see we have technology to take pyramid completely down and then reconstruct without seeing difference as in spy movies.

why treat it with such great reverence?

bit like avoiding dissecting human body until vesalius who provided a lot of the answers.

posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 05:30 PM

originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
Still not seeing Houdin's "internal ramp" (not expecting to either).

That was my first thought as well.

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