Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Ancient Egypt 2.0—project launched to scan the pyramids

My latest article for The Art Newspaper...

The Giza pyramids at night. Photo: Garry Shaw
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities plans to use high-tech non-invasive scanning technology to investigate the pyramids at Giza and Dahshur. The new project, called Scan Pyramids and led by an international team from Egypt, France, Japan and Canada, aims to shed new light on ancient construction techniques and reveal any currently unknown chambers. “Their goal is to probe Egypt’s largest pyramids, without touching them or drilling the slightest opening,” Egypt’s head of antiquities, Mamdouh Eldamaty told Ahram Online.

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