It's easy to feel jaded in the age of social media. Information is instant and copious, and the constant flood of details about politics, celebrities, and and even tragedies can make a person view the world in a mundane way. It's easy to forget that there's anything in this world that inspires wonder or imagination.
But, occasionally, something comes along that wakes us up and reminds us that the universe is still full of mysteries that need uncovering.
A recent discovery in Egypt is such a mystery. Researches found a sealed "void" inside one of the great pyramids, and what's inside is anyone's guess. One thing's for sure though: scientists are determined to find out the answers.
These days, information overload is a reality.
Usually, nothing surprises us anymore.
It's easy to buy into this view of the world because most of us are so busy.
But some people dream and discover for a living, and that's great news for the rest of us.
Egypt is still a hotbed of archeological activity.
One of those places is the Great Pyramid at Giza.
via: TwitterOne of the Seven Wonders of the World to remain largely intact, the Great Pyramid of Giza clocks in at a whopping 481 feet tall, and is thought to be the oldest of the three pyramids that make up the Giza Pyramid Complex. An ancient burial ground, it's also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or Pyramid of Cheops. Scientists have long known that the famous structure contains three main chambers, and they've spent years familiarizing themselves with every accessible part.
Proving it's not a wasted effort, a new finding is pointing the spotlight at the famous landmark.
via: TwitterWhile it's common knowledge that the Great Pyramid has a king's chamber, a queen's chamber, and a "Grand Gallery," what archaeologists have just discovered is that there's a fourth, unseen chamber. And it's big. Those documenting the finding claim the "void" is roughly the size of an airplane hanger. Not an insignificant finding. Mehdi Tayoubi, president of the ScanPyramid project, told reporters that the group is investigating this new find. He says, "There have been many theories about the existence of secret chambers inside the pyramid, but none have predicted anything this big."