Egyptian Pyramid-Secret 30-Foot Chamber Discovered Inside

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More than 4,500 years after they were built, Egypt's Great Pyramids at Giza continue to unveil glimpses into ancient history.

Archaeologists on Thursday revealed the discovery of a 30-foot-long, six-foot-wide chamber in the Pyramid of Khufu. The chamber, which is located just above the pyramid's entrance, has gone undetected for all these years because it was cut off from the rest of the structure and had no entrance of its own, scientists say. It was discovered through the use of modern-day scanning equipment, says archaeologist Zahi Hawass.

The discovery leaves researchers with a daunting task: They have to figure out what's in the chamber without damaging the pyramid, says Christian Grosse, a professor at the Technical University of Munich. "There are two large limestones at the end chamber, and now the question is what’s behind these stones and below the chamber,’’ Grosse says.

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