Hidden rooms are the best kind of rooms, don’t you think? The ScanPyramids project (which uses muon detectors, infrared thermography, laser scanning and aerial drones to non-invasively look inside the pyramids) recently discovered two cavities in the Great Pyramid at Giza that they had never seen before. While this group of scientists believes they have found two previously undiscovered rooms, others are more skeptical. "These people are scientists and do not have an archaeological background. The core of the pyramid was built using long stones and small stones. If you know that, you'll find anomalies everywhere. I think there are no secret rooms and these anomalies have to do with the way the pyramid was built," said Zahi Hawass, former Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs and Director of the Giza Pyramids Excavation. What a party pooper! Photo cred: Emaze #Science#Archaeology#Egypt#Pyramids#Secrets#TheMummy#BestOf
Nico Declercq of Ghent University and his colleagues have shown how sound waves ricocheting around the tiered steps of the El Castillo pyramid, at the Mayan ruin of Chichén Itzá near Cancún in Mexico, create sounds that mimic the chirp of a bird and the patter of raindrops.
The bird-call effect, which resembles the warble of the Mexican quetzal bird, a sacred animal in Mayan culture, was first recognized by California-based acoustic engineer David Lubman in 1998. The 'chirp' can be triggered by a handclap made at the base of the staircase. Many secrets still remain undiscovered about the resonant properties of the ancient Mayan sites.
Mont Saint-Michel low key kinda looks like Rohan. And if you get that reference just know that I appreciate you. This island commune in France has held strategic fortifications since ancient times and since the 8th century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name.
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