A large and impressive void has been discovered in the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is still unclear what purpose the void served.

Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza

Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

A team of archaeologists discovered this week a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza. The archaeologists still have no idea what purpose the 30-meter void served. According to reports, the mysterious chamber is the most important inner structure discovery since the 19th century.

The chamber connects the burial site of the queen to that of the king and therefore it is possible that the chamber was used as a passageway between the two rooms. The chamber was discovered by using cosmic-ray imaging, which allowed the scientists to see the void.

The Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu, was built by Pharaoh Khufu, who ruled from 2509 to 2483 B.C. The pyramid is 140 meters tall and consists of three main rooms- the entrance hall, the king’s chamber and the queen’s chamber.