2017-11-02 13:00:24 UTC
previous results of a large void above the Grand Gallery. The exact size
and shape of the void remain unknown, and skepticism is still attached
to the effort.
"The thing to understand, says Lehner, is ³the pyramid is more Swiss
cheese than cheddar.² That¹s only a slight exaggeration, he adds. The
inside of the Great Pyramid is filled with stones of irregular sizes, so
there are numerous small gaps. In this case, he agrees the void appears
to be large enough as to be deliberate, like a construction gap. But
many people before have found evidence of a small cavity in the pyramid
and gone on to speculate wildly about secret chambers. Lehner said he
found ScanPyramids¹ characterization of a different anomaly on the
pyramid¹s north face as a ³corridor² to be premature.
The wariness, on the other hand, seems to stem from the project¹s
origins. Tayoubi, the president and cofounder of the HIP Institute, is
also a VP at Dassault Systèmes, a French 3-D-design software company. In
2005, he teamed up to visualize the Great Pyramid construction site with
architect Jean-Pierre Houdin, whose idea that the pyramids were built
using a series of ramps is not accepted by mainstream archaeologists.
(He has since also worked with Der Manuelian at Harvard to reconstruct
the Giza Plateau in 3-D.) Funding for the HIP Institute comes from a
number of companies, including: Dassault, Japan¹s national broadcasting
agency, a watch company, a VR company, and a hotel near Giza."