Something Is Heating Up Inside Egypt’s Ancient Pyramids And Scientists Can't Explain It!

Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-damaty and technical experts are working on a project that shows high temperatures being detected in three adjacent stones at the bottom of the pyramid in a thermal live camera presentation to journalists. 

The scanning shows “a particularly impressive one (anomaly) located on the Eastern side of the Khufu pyramid at ground level,” the ministry said in a statement. The largest of the three Giza pyramids is Khufu and internationally known as Cheops. The thermal scanning was done all day, including at sunrise, as the sun heats from the outside, and during sunset they cool down.

The speed of the heating and cooling phases is being used to uncover “hypotheses” such as empty areas in the pyramids, internal air currents, or different building materials used. 

“The first row of the pyramid’s stones are all uniform, then we come here and find that there’s a difference in the formation,” said el-Damaty, pointing at three stones showing higher temperatures. 


When examining the area, el-Damaty says they found “that there is something like a small passage in the ground that you can see, leading up to the pyramids ground, reaching an area with a different temperature. What will be behind it?”


There were other heat anomalies that were present in the upper half of the pyramid that experts say need to be further investigated. El-Damaty invited Egyptologists, especially any interested in ancient Egyptian architecture, to be a part of the research and help create ideas on what could be behind these heat anomalies. 


Located on the outskirts of Cairo, are one of the significantly huge tourist attractions in Egypt. The pyramids, which are said to be sacred burial attractions, were made in the 4th Pharaonic dynasty, though this has been challenged. The great pyramid is the oldest surviving monument in the Seven Wonders of the ancient.