The greatest mysteries of the Egyptian pyramids are yet to be resolve. Photo: Wikipedia
It’s rather remarkable that some of the most ancient wonders of the world remain some of the most mysterious; this is certainly the case with the pyramids of Giza and some of the surrounding areas, however.
Indeed, from conspiracy theory to true history, from cinematic adventures to video games, you can find all kinds of different tales about the pyramids.
One of the sillier theories that’s making the rounds these days thanks to a popular (if ridiculous) television show is that there was extraterrestrial influence on the pyramids’ construction.
It’s a clever concept for a slot game (as any quest for treasure would be), but it perpetuates the somewhat mythical image of pyramids as structures full of gleaming golden rooms piled high with valuables.
Some believe the pyramids are haunted, some believe certain discoveries have been hoaxes, and some believe they were built entirely by oppressed legions of slaves (which semi-recent evidence actually disputes).
The one thing most everyone seems to believe about the pyramids and Giza in general, however, is that they’re full of secrets we just haven’t uncovered yet. And every few years this belief is proven to be accurate.
In just the past few months, in fact, there have been two extraordinary discoveries in the era that are helping to keep the mysteries alive.
A New “Void"
The name “Khufu" isn’t as well known as one might guess. But this is actually the pharaoh for whom the Great Pyramid of Giza was built as a glamorous tomb.