Nature has published the findings of a team of physicists from Nagoya University in Japan who used cosmic-ray detectors to discover an unknown chamber above the Grand Gallery inside the Great Pyramid of Egypt. When cosmic rays enter the Earth's atmosphere and strike atoms, they produce particles known as muons. And because stone can partially absorb muons, the scientists can find open spaces within a stone structure. This technology has been previously used to map the insides of volcanoes and even the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan after it became radioactive as a result of the Tōhoku earthquake in March 2011.

In December 2016, the Japanese scientists used this technology to explore the inside of the Great Pyramid. They placed their muon detector inside the Queen’s Chamber, and after several months, and to everyone’s surprise, a large opening in the pyramid’s stones above the high, corbeled ceiling of the Grand Gallery was revealed. The opening is at least 100 feet long (30 meters) with a cross section similar to the Grand Galley.

To be sure of their finding, the team invited two other teams of physicists to use different types of muon detectors and see if they also had the same findings. They did.

The teams say that there may be two or more smaller spaces also. Nature reported that Mehdi Tayoubi, president of the Heritage Innovation Preservation Institute, told them that the purpose of the newly discovered chamber is unclear, but he suggested that it might be another Grand Gallery, basing that on its size and cross section. Colin Reader, and geologist and engineer in Liverpool UK, suggests the new chamber may lead to an even higher chamber above it.

Some are suggesting that the chamber may be integral to the overall construction of the pyramid, relieving some of the pressures associated with 2,300,000 stones used in the construction. But even more interesting and spectacular is that some are proposing that the new chamber may be Earth’s Stargate!

Edgar Cayce’s visions of the Great Pyramid suggested that the sarcophagus in the King’s Chamber was used in an initiation ceremony that allowed the participant to exit this material world and journey out through a gate into the Duat, the realm of spirit and magical influences – and then return to the body inside the sarcophagus with the knowledge and vibrations of the higher realm. All of this is very fascinating but also very speculative. More research is needed and likely coming soon.