Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism refutes rumors of giant structure found near Great Pyramid of Giza

The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities addressed rumors circulating online regarding the alleged discovery of a giant structure near the Great Pyramid of Giza by an archaeological mission.

The Director General of the Giza Pyramids Antiquities Area, Ashraf Mohi al-Din, confirmed the rumors as false.

He clarified that a Japanese archaeological mission from Waseda University had conducted a ground-penetrating radar survey during the excavation season of last year (2022-2023), after obtaining the approval of the Permanent Committee for Egyptian Antiquities.

The survey took place at the western cemetery in the Giza Pyramids area.

The radar survey in April 2023 revealed the presence of an underground cavity, without determining its shape or whether it contains anything.

Consequently, the Supreme Council of Antiquities formed a joint Egyptian-Japanese archaeological mission to conduct excavations at the cavity site.

The mission is currently carrying out excavation work –  so far, no new archaeological discoveries have been made in the area.

Mohi al-Din emphasized that upon completion of the mission’s work, a detailed report will be prepared outlining the results of these excavations and submitted to the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

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