Always wanted to explore Egypt’s Pyramids but never got the chance? Well, the good news is that now you can explore the inside of the Great Pyramid of Giza virtually.
With the help of 3D technology, the Scan Pyramids Project team lets tourists wear headsets to discover the Queens Gallery and other historic sights not usually open to the public.
“Thanks to this technique, we make it possible to teleport ourselves to Egypt, in the pyramid … and what is new in the world of virtual reality is that from now on you are not isolated but there are several of us, you’re in a group, you can take a tour with your family. And of course you can access places which you usually can’t in the real pyramid,” Explained Mehdi Tayoubi who is the Co-Director of ScanPyramids Mission.
Described as muon particles, which originate from interactions with rays from space and atoms in Earth’s upper atmosphere, are capable of penetrating hundreds of metres through stone before being absorbed. That allows for mapping inside stone structures.
“Muon tomography has really improved a lot due to its use on the pyramid and we think that muography will have other applications in other fields,” said Tayoubi. “But we also wanted to innovate and imagine devices to allow the wider public to understand what this pyramid is, understand it from within.”
It leads to the announcement earlier this month of the discovery of a mysterious space deep inside Egypt’s largest and oldest pyramid.