Scientists detects an ‘impressive anomaly,’ a strange warm spot, in Giza pyramids scans.
An international team of architects and scientists from Egypt, France, Canada and Japan, used infrared thermography to survey the pyramids during sunrise, and they detect unexpected temperature differences in the stones of the Great Pyramid.
After two weeks of infrared thermal scanning, the team have discovered ‘major anomalies’ at the eastern side of King Khufu’s Great Pyramid in Giza.
The thermal imaging unveils some of the bricks in the pyramids are hotter. Credit Nariman El-Mofty
The instruments designed to take the temperature of the stones, found three stones near the base of the pyramid that were warmer than the surrounding ones.
Egypt ministry said in a statement:
“The scanning showed a particularly impressive anomaly located on the Eastern side of the Khufu pyramid at ground level.”
Alice Stevenson at University College London’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, explains:
“Modern archaeological practice is concerned with making sure we’re not harming the heritage that we’re trying to understand. They’ve been a source of wonder for many many centuries. I think that’s the nature of monuments – they transcend so many generations.”
The pyramid of Khufu is the largest ever built, stands 481 feet high, and constructed of over 2 million stones, was built over 4,500 years ago.