What most people may not know is that the Great Pyramid actually has a sophisticated interior. As of today, it is believed that there are three recognized chambers; the lowest one built within its bedrock, the chambers of the Queen and the King, and the exterior complex that speaks for itself.
Giza consists of two mortuary temples to honor Khufu, while there is also a “satellite” pyramid and a series of tombs around it.
Down To Earth
Since the signs indicate that the vessel was already submerged in water, theorists believe that it was already used to escort the mummified body of the king to his resting place. It was either that or Khufu used the ship as a mode of transport to holy places while he was still alive.
Whatever the reason, the Khufu ship is considered one of the most important findings in Egyptology's history. But recent developments have greatly altered this.
A particularly fascinating truth that was recently revealed about the Great Pyramid is in fact within the ominous structure. Recently, after intensive scanning, scientists found a mysterious void deep inside the pyramid.
Above the Queen's chamber is a 30-meter gap that looks like a kind of corridor or transport system. Though the exact purpose of the void is still unclear, there are still some theories about what the void might have been designed for.
Power Of The Nile
It may make sense that the Pyramids of Giza could have been built so close to the Nile because any civilization would find being close to a source of water to be an advantage.
It is believed, however, that there was a much more spiritual reasoning behind this placing. Supposedly symbolizing the realm of the dead, the Pyramids of Giza were located on the west bank of the Nile, exactly where the sun sets.
Cooler On The Inside
It is indisputable how the Egyptians actually were ahead of their time. This can first be seen in the finding that the structures were constructed using a ball and socket mechanism to prevent earthquake damage.
Secondly, the pyramids were built so accurately that, although the harsh arid heat would be on Egyptian structures, the temperature inside the pyramids remained cool at 20 degrees Celsius.