NewsGround-breaking find in Giza: L-shaped mystery unearthed near pyramids

Ground-breaking find in Giza: L‑shaped mystery unearthed near pyramids

An extraordinary discovery in Egypt. It is near the pyramids of Giza.
An extraordinary discovery in Egypt. It is near the pyramids of Giza.
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9:57 AM EDT, May 14, 2024

Archaeologists have recently uncovered an ancient Egyptian structure, intriguingly shaped like an 'L,' buried near the monumental pyramids in Giza. This discovery raises questions about its purpose and contents, with further studies expected to shed light on these mysteries.

While exploring Giza, Egypt, scientists discovered a structure hidden beneath the sand, potentially a previously unknown L-shaped structure. This find was made possible through ground-penetrating technology at the ancient Egyptian cemetery adjacent to the Great Pyramid of Khufu.

"It could be a part of artificial objects, because the L-shape cannot be created in natural geological structures, a member of the joint Japanese-Egyptian research team that made the discovery."

In the so-called "empty area" of the Western Cemetery in Giza, where tombs of royal family members and high-ranking officials are located, the team detected an anomalous structure.

Interestingly, no significant finds had been reported previously in this vast empty tract, which spans approximately 262 by 360 feet.

"There are no significant remains above ground in this area, but is there really nothing below the ground? No underground investigations have previously been carried out," the team noted in their publication in Archaeological Prospection.

22 years of pioneering research in Egypt

Between 2021 and 2023, the team carried out a geophysical survey to investigate beneath the sands, employing ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and electrical resistivity tomography (ERT).

"We conclude from these results that the structure causing the anomalies could be vertical walls of limestone or shafts leading to a tomb structure," the research group concluded.

The subsurface anomaly might be filled with sand and seems connected to another structure deeper down, 32 feet underground, and approximately 32 by 32 feet in dimension. The function of this structure remains unclear, with further investigations eagerly anticipated.

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