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Could Mini-Blimp Explore Great Pyramid’s Hidden Chamber?

In November 2017, physicists in Egypt announced that a new muon particle study had revealed a large, previously unknown, cavity located above the Grand Gallery of the Great Pyramid of Giza. For the latest developments in this amazing story read Atlantis Rising’s exclusive report by geologist Dr. Robert Schoch on page 42. Late word from Egypt is that plans are now afoot to fully investigate the space. One proposal, at least, sounds like science fiction.

According to technology reporter Luke Dormehl, writing for the website, DigitalTrends.com, the scheme is to deploy a “mini-blimp.” The cutting-edge technology would require drilling a one-and-half-inch hole straight through the granite into the hidden chamber. Through the opening would be inserted a specially configured, deflated, small blimp that, once inside, could be inflated and directed by radio from the outside to cast its light about and to take pictures which would be broadcast to the researchers and, maybe, the world. Unlike multi-rotor drones, the blimp is said to be “minimally-invasive.”

The strategy certainly sounds smarter than that used by explorers of the past who, in order to penetrate the pyramid’s inner spaces, have resorted to, among other things, dynamite. Previous robots, as in engineer Rudolph Gantenbrink’s 1992 Upuat Project and its many follow-ups in the shafts from the Queen’s chamber, have produced some very unsettling results for the Egyptological establishment.

 

Tunnel Complex Located Under Mexican Pyramid

Beneath the temple of Kukulkan in Mexico’s Chichen Itza, an elaborate, once secret, web of underground passageways has been discovered. Archaeologists are now using a form of radar (Lidar) to map the many tunnels and structures beneath. A sinkhole, or cenote, discovered in 2015, has led to a passageway thought to connect to an unexplored underwater cave below. A team of aquifer experts hopes to learn the lost secrets of the feathered snake deity Kukulkan and Mayan knowledge of the underworld.

The Mayans, it is clear now, were willing to go to a great deal of trouble to build their temples and to appease the denizens of that world. Already hundreds of human bones have been found in the so-called Well of Sacrifice (Sacred Cenote) beneath the temple.

As of late December, 2017, the passageway to the aquifer is yet blocked—by the ancient Mayans themselves, it is believed—but, undeterred, archaeologists are determined to open it soon and regain entry to a mysterious realm closed for centuries to all but the Mayan priests.