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Mysterious Chamber Discovered at Base of Great Pyramid of Giza, Leaving Experts Baffled

the base of the Great Pyramid of Giza with a newly discovered hidden chamber

A groundbreaking find regarding an ancient tributary of the River Nile could potentially unravel the long-standing enigma surrounding the construction of Egypt’s pyramids.

This previously water-rich channel that once flowed through Giza may have served a pivotal role in transporting the materials required for the pyramids’ creation.

This might also explain the concentration of pyramids in this specific region of Cairo, as the abundance of water would have facilitated the transportation of the essential materials needed for these monumental constructions.

Dr. Eman Ghoneim uncovered this significant information through the analysis of radar satellite data, which unveiled a hidden layer of details beneath the Earth’s surface. Her findings were shared at the 13th Congress of Egyptologists, shedding new light on the age-old mysteries of pyramid construction.

Uncovering the Ancient Lifeline of Egypt’s Pyramids

In a fascinating dialogue with IFLScience, Dr. Eman Ghoneim shared insights into the impressive scale of a long-lost Nile tributary. “It was not merely a small offshoot; this was a significant channel,” Ghoneim remarked. “In some sections, it stretched over half a kilometer wide, comparable to the current width of the Nile River itself.”

Named the Ahramat Branch, this ancient river extended from Giza to Faiyum and remarkably intersected with 38 pyramid locations along its course.

Despite the revelation of its existence and grandeur, questions linger about its operation during the periods of the Old and Middle Kingdoms, nearly 4,700 years ago. Without this critical piece of information, the definitive role of this waterway in pyramid construction remains a subject of speculation.

Rediscovering Egypt’s Ancient Landscapes through the Ahramat Branch

An intriguing aspect of this discovery is the precise locations of the pyramids, as pointed out by Dr. Eman Ghoneim, “located exactly at the bank of the branch that we found”. This suggests these monumental structures could have once been “valley temples” serving as ancient harbors along the water’s edge.

Beyond shedding light on the construction of the pyramids, Ghoneim’s findings offer a doorway to parts of ancient Egypt now lost to history, as settlements vanished with the shifting course of the Nile.

“As branches disappeared, Ancient Egyptian cities and towns also silted up and disappeared, and we have no clue actually where to find them,” Ghoneim revealed, indicating the broad implications of her research for unearthing forgotten chapters of Egypt’s past.

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