Scientists plan to uncover the secrets of the ancient pyramids in Egypt with new scanning technology, the country’s antiquities minister said Sunday at a news conference. The study, known as Scan Pyramids, will employ cosmic rays and thermal imaging to look at the insides of four pyramids in Egypt, which are more than 4,500 years old. Such techniques have been used by scientists to look inside ancient pyramids in Mexico and Belize.
The Bent Pyramid at Dahshur will be the first target, followed by the Red Pyramid and then the two grand Giza pyramids of Cheops and Chephren, the Associated Press reported. The Bent Pyramid, which is located it Dahshur some 25 miles south of Cairo and is suspected of containing at least two chambers, is 344 feet high and was built by the Pharaoh Sneferu.
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