Scientists uncover secrets of the Egyptian pyramids using cosmic particles

A group of Cairo and foreign Egyptologists began to study the ancient pyramids using cosmic particles. Scientists use them to create a detailed plan of the interior, which still holds many secrets.

A few days ago, researchers presented the first results - a 3D image of the interior of the Broken Pyramid, located in the royal necropolis of Dahsur and built about 4500 years ago. The resulting model accurately reproduces the structure of the pyramid and the shape of the second hall.

To create images, special plates are used that are sensitive to X-ray particles and muons. They come to Earth from the atmosphere and, freely penetrating through the voids in the pyramids, are absorbed by harder surfaces. Thus, by studying the "prints" of particles on the plates, scientists learn about the internal structure of the pyramids.