In case you were wondering just how precariously we are teetering on the edge of apocalypse and doom, I bring you important news: a mysterious void has been discovered deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza.
That may sound like a sentence you’d read on a poorly-formatted Ukrainian website littered with popups and ads for dick pills, but it is actually true. Archaeologists have found a previously undetected cavity inside the ancient pyramid which reportedly stretches for at least 30 metres, situated just above the grand gallery.
Here’s the pic from PyramidScan. The void in question is that little fuzzy area above the main passageway.
The void in question was discovered by – wait for it – blasting literal cosmic rays through the structure of the pyramid. If they’re trying to convince us this isn’t a means of activating some kind of ancient alien portal to another planet, they’re doing a piss-poor job of it.
No, but seriously. To put it briefly, researchers installed plates which are sensitive to a kind of subatomic particle called ‘muons’. Earth is constantly being bombarded by muons, which travel at near the speed of light. They act a little bit like X-rays, and by analysing the patters of data provided by these muon-sensitive plates, archaeologists can get a sense of the pyramid’s structure without actually boring through the stone.
Hence the discovery of the void. The team doesn’t actually know whether its a completely open void or a collection of smaller gaps in the construction, but they do know its there. And they’re pretty sure it was deliberately constructed, though its purpose is currently unclear. (My hypothesis: aliens.)
“What we are sure about is that this big void is there, that it is impressive, and was not expected by any kind of theory,” says Mehdi Tayoubi, who co-founded the non-profit who is running the project.
“No very big structure has been discovered inside the Khufu pyramid since the Middle Ages.”
Check out this video from the team:
Presumably there is some kind of harbinger of chaos located in the sealed chamber, and by unleashing it we will usher in the end of the world and the death of the cosmos. I say bring it on.