THE IRON THRONE Egypt’s Great Pyramid Houses a Secret Throne Carved From an Ancient Solid Metal Meteorite, Professor Claims - RiseEarth

THE IRON THRONE Egypt’s Great Pyramid Houses a Secret Throne Carved From an Ancient Solid Metal Meteorite, Professor Claims



by Nicola Stow; The Sun

The expert believes that the throne of the pharaoh Khufu is hidden in a chamber deep within the Ancient Wonder

A REAL-life "Iron Throne" carved from the core of a meteorite could be hidden inside the Great Pyramid, an expert claims.

Professor Giulio Magli of Milan Polytechnic believes the throne of the pharaoh Khufu is concealed in a secret chamber deep within the Ancient Wonder.

Throne from space: Professor Giulio Magli claims a throne carved from the core of a meteorite could be hidden inside the Great Pyramid

Ancient Egyptians are known to have used meteoritic iron in artifacts such as King Tut’s dagger, which was unearthed by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922.

Explaining his incredible theory, Dr Magli said: "There is a possible interpretation, which is in good agreement with what we know about the Egyptian funerary religion as witnessed in the Pyramids Texts. "In these texts it is said that the pharaoh, before reaching the stars of the north, will have to pass the ‘gates of the sky’ and sit on his ‘throne of iron’."

Scientists found a large and enigmatic internal structure in the Great Pyramid in November.

Professor Giulio Magli believes the throne of the pharaoh Khufu is hidden inside the Great Pyramid

There are an estimated 138 surviving Egyptian pyramids, with the Great Pyramid of Giza, near Cairo, the most famous

A statue of pharaoh Khufu, whose throne is believed to be concealed in a chamber deep within the Ancient Wonder

An artist's depiction of pharaoh Khufu as a young boy playing with bricks

They made the discovery using "cosmic-ray imaging", which involves recording the behaviour of subatomic particles called muons which are produced when cosmic rays smash into the Earth's atmosphere.

A similar technique was used to find hidden tunnels inside the Bent Pyramid, which was given its name due to the wonky shape of its structure.

Engineers from Cairo University are now designing an inflatable robot to explore the space inside the Great Pyramid– which has lain undisturbed for 4,500 years.

The robot can be pushed into empty spaces via a 1.4-inch "keyhole" drilled into the wall, then inflated into a blimp-like drone.

The hidden chamber above the Grand Gallery where the throne could be located

Ancient Egyptians are known to have used meteoritic iron in artifacts such as King Tut’s dagger (pictured)

The 455ft Great Pyramid is the only surviving landmark out of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The void discovered in the Great Pyramid is about 100 feet long and up to 230 feet above ground

The blimp is perfect for exploring inaccessible spaces – like the 100ft "void" discovered inside the Great Pyramid of Giza in scans last year.

The robot is being designed by ScanPyramids, with engineers from Cairo University – and aims to allow exploration with as little damage to the building as possible.

Lead researcher Dr Jean-Baptiste Mouret told Digital Trends: "The main challenge is to insert a complete exploration robot in a hole that is as small as possible.




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